Trump invites Putin to United States as Democrats call for Helsinki details

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends her summer press conference in Berlin on Friday. — AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends her summer press conference in Berlin on Friday. — AFP

But he added that the larger question is whether Trump gave a readout to National Security Adviser John Bolton at all and if it was then transferred to anyone else.

Only five percent of Americans think the US benefits from the summit more than Russian Federation, while a 34 percent say it was more beneficial to Russian Federation.

All this on top of a Europe trip in which Trump criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members for not sharing mutual defense burdens and described the European Union as a trade "foe" - attacks on European institutions that Russian Federation opposes.

Thursday's announcement came as the White House sought to clean up days of confounding Trump statements on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"Look, the fact is we got along well", he told CNBC, adding that the two did not agree on everything.

But as Air Force One took off into Finland's endless sunlight on Monday night, Trump's mood darkened.

While Trump originally called the idea an "incredible offer", and continued to weigh it through Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said he has now decided against it.

The mashup for the July issue appears like a Snapchat face swap: Retaining the leaders' light-colored eyes, Trump's signature blonde hair and eyebrows, and Putin's nose. That resolution was blocked by Senate GOP leaders. An illustrated cover last month showed Trump looking down at a crying migrant child from an image that went viral during the family separation crisis. Told that Sanders had since clarified, she responded: "There's a walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back?"

Meanwhile, a United States ambassador in Europe with a strong knowledge of Russian Federation reportedly told The New Yorker diplomatic officials have been told "nothing" about what occurred between Trump and Putin.

Russian Federation and US working together to ensure Israel's security
In the west of the adjacent province of Daraa, Russian air raids also killed one civilian near the village of al-Aliya, the Observatory said.

The next day brought a fresh challenge. Paul went on to claim Trump's critics are willing to risk a war rather than be diplomatic with Russian Federation.

Mr. Antonov said it's important to "deal with the results" of the leaders' first summit before jumping too fast into a new one.

US President Donald Trump has announced that he will invite his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a meeting in Washington, DC, drawing protest from the top Senate Democrat, who had earlier questioned the two leaders' summit in Helsinki.

The White House said Trump "disagrees" with Putin's offer to allow United States questioning of 12 Russians who have been indicted for election interference in exchange for Russian interviews with the former U.S. ambassador to Russia and other Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes.

In seeking to shift the blame to the media, as he often does, Trump said many stories are "total fiction", but did not provide examples. In exchange, he said, Russian authorities could interview several Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes.

The White House can try and spin things all they want, but the truth lies in Trump's own words and actions. He groused about his staff for not better managing the fallout. That's because nobody knows what happened during the private two-hour meeting. And he seethed at the lack of support he believed he received from congressional Republicans.

Also a target of the president's ire was Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who issued a rare statement rebutting the president's Monday comments.

The director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, also testified that "we expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesman and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States".

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