Putin Ready To Invite Trump To Russia, Visit DC 'If Appropriate'


In response, the White House said that Trump is "open to visiting Moscow" once he gets a "formal invitation".

"Q: President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election?"

Trump and Putin may meet on the sidelines of an global conference at some point, the Russian government had said, but the upshot of Friday's back-and-forth was that both leaders want another bilateral summit as well at some point.

The White House complained about questions she shouted to Trump earlier about Russian Federation and Michael Cohen. The two leaders may not meet again one-on-one until next year. A Russian official asked earlier this week about whether Putin would travel to Washington DC suggested that the two leaders may meet on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina in November instead. The decision came a day after CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins was told by new communications chief Bill Shine was was prohibited from covering an "open press" Trump held in the Rose Garden. Trump has defended his conduct.

"I am ready for that", Putin said. "Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S. -Russia relationship back to normal". Russian Federation and the United States have a stake in that, the whole world has a stake in that, in not starting an arms race.

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President Putin on Friday announced that he is inviting Trump to visit Moscow for a meeting. "He has such an invitation, I told him that".

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said on July 25 that the USA president wants to meet with Putin at the White House in 2019 - after the Justice Department's probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US election has been completed.

Mr Bolton was referring to the federal investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump's campaign assisted or was aware of the efforts.

The last time Trump was in the Russian capital was in 2013, to attend a Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Both Mr Putin and Mr Trump deny the allegations.

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Efforts by both Trump and Putin to achieve detente have been fiercely resisted by US lawmakers, including some in Trump's own Republican Party, accusing him of being too friendly toward Putin, whom they consider an adversary of the United States.

Putin, standing beside the president, acknowledged that he wanted Trump to beat Hillary Clinton.

At the same time, he has made clear his desire for future talks with Putin and an improved relationship between the United States and Russian Federation.

A U.S. special counsel is now investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian spies to manipulate the vote.

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