Trump invites Putin to Washington despite United States uproar over Helsinki summit

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen doesn't believe Russian election interference favored Trump

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen doesn't believe Russian election interference favored Trump

Trump has stirred a bipartisan outcry in the days since his Monday summit with Putin in Helsinki, at which he dismissed the findings of the USA intelligence community and appeared to side with the Russian leader on the issue of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

"Say that again", United States national intelligence director Dan Coats responded, when informed of the invitation during an appearance at a security conference in Colorado. He said they discussed counterterrorism, Israel's security, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace and North Korea.

So it is fairly horrifying to think that a US president would leave an ambassador out to dry, simply because the president disliked the previous administration.

He tweeted that the summit had been a great success but not according to the "fake news" media who are the "real enemy of the people".

This time they came from the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders who claimed that when the President said "no" he was declining to take further questions, not disagreeing with his own intelligence chiefs. If that meeting takes place in Washington, I think it is all to the good.

The US intelligence community, which concluded Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US presidential election under Putin's guidance, has warned the Kremlin is also planning attacks on future US elections - including the midterms.

In Moscow, Antonov said it is important to "deal with the results" of their first summit before jumping too fast into a new one.

Five days after the two-hour Helsinki meeting, attended only by the two leaders and their interpreters, some USA officials remained in the dark about what was discussed.

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"President Putin has visited the White House before. We are ready for discussions on this subject", he said.

Trump initially had described the idea as an "incredible offer".

The U.S. director of national intelligence Dan Coats, who on Monday immediately defended intelligence personnel on the election issue, expressed surprise at Trump's invitation on Thursday to Putin to visit Washington in the autumn.

President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together.

Trump told CNBC in an interview airing Friday he had been "far tougher on Russia" than possibly any US president, ever, pointing to his recent attack on Germany for their proposed second natural gas pipeline deal with Russian Federation.

On CNBC, Trump said his administration has put sanctions on Russia and kicked Russian diplomats out of the United States.

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Russian Federation "was always open to such proposals" and that Moscow is "ready for discussions on this subject".

"If the Russians want a better relationship, trips to the White House aren't going to help", he added. Clinton continued. "Could it be because of all the nice things Donald has said about him or the fact that he has promised to adopt pro-Kremlin policies, or maybe because of the extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs".

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