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Trump 'open' to Moscow visit after Putin extends invite

Trump 'open' to Moscow visit after Putin extends invite

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had invited Donald Trump to Moscow and that both he and the U.S. president want further summits, despite the uproar in Washington after the two leaders met in Helsinki last week.

"You ask her if we ever used the word 'ban, '" Shine told reporters outside the White House on Thursday about CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins.

"First of all, just step back for a second and just contemplate the notion of anybody associated with President Trump thinking that a reporter is rude", Tapper told host Stephen Colbert.

Check out the full interview above.

"He has a desire to conduct meetings in the future and I am ready", he said, stressing however that conditions should be in place for such events to go ahead.

Separately, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on July 27 that USA national security adviser John Bolton may meet the secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, by the end of summer.

The White House has taken steps in recent days to tamp down on the concerns over the United States' Russia policy sparked by the Helsinki summit, where Trump appeared to side with Putin and cast doubt on the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. By all means. By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him about that...

Mr Trump tweeted yesterday: "I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don Jr".




With Giuliani struggling to defend President Trump on CNN, attorney Michael Avenatti took a jab at him. Trump has denied the allegations.

Vladimir Putin says Russian Federation is ready to invite Trump to Moscow.

The invite comes two days after the White House said it would postpone Mr Putin's autumn visit until next year.

On Friday afternoon, Trump will convene a National Security Council meeting devoted to the issue of election security.

Trump has repeatedly denied his campaign colluded with Russian Federation and has characterized the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a witch hunt.

The White House released a statement saying Trump "made it clear that his Administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation state or other malicious actors".

Moscow has portrayed its tensions with Washington as a result of Trump being hobbled by domestic political disputes and a widespread "Russophobia" perpetrated by holdovers from the Obama years - echoing Trump's penchant to blame his predecessor for many problems.


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