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Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in autumn

Word that another Trump-Putin meeting is being planned came as the White House sought to clean up days of confounding post-summit statements by Trump on Russian election interference.

Mr Putin had both criticism and praise for Mr Trump in a broad speech about Russian foreign policy.

Asked about the Putin invitation, Sen.

Illustrating the gulf between Trump and some of his own advisers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday that he did not know what Trump and Putin discussed in their private meeting. He later walked back his comments, claiming he misspoke, but has continued to cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community's findings.

But on Thursday Sanders made clear a deal with Putin was not in the cards. The proposal was produced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat.

While Mr. Trump and Putin had met privately on three occasions in 2017, Trump opened the door to a potential White House meeting with him earlier this year. The Kremlin had said in April that the president had invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone in March.

Democratic Senate leader Charles Schumer said that unless details of the Helsinki summit are known, the U.S. president should refrain from more one-on-one interactions Putin "in the United States, in Russian Federation, or anywhere else".

Overall, 55 percent of the people surveyed were unhappy with Trump's performance at the summit while about a third - 32 percent - approved, according to the CBS News poll published Thursday.

When asked the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan disagreed with the charge when asked about Brennan's comments. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wouldn't elaborate to CNN but called the idea of sending Americans to be interrogated by Russians "bad".

Ms Sanders said "those discussions are already under way" for an autumn meeting between the two presidents.

"NOT A SINGLE person in us government has EVER checked the magnitsky story", Akhmetshin told Reuters in a text message Thursday.

"If we are going to start getting translator's notes I think we are moving to a precedent that - unless some crime has been committed - is unprecedented and just not appropriate", he emphasized.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes that Russian Federation will try to undermine democracies around the world for the foreseeable future. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat. Both are prominent Trump critics. Putin has denied such interference.

Flake said from the floor that "empirical, objective truth has taken a beating over the past 18 months". The resolution came after Republican leaders barred a vote on two other Russia-related measures. "Now, since Donald won't release his tax returns and don't hold your breath, we don't know the full extent of his business relationships, but what we know is disturbing".

I have President Putin he just said it's not Russian Federation.

In his CNBC interview, Trump also blamed the news media for reporting that he did not publicly confront Putin over the election meddling in Helsinki.

News of Mr Trump's invite caught many in Washington by surprise.

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