Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian personality is invited to revisit US

Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of a Putin revisit while during an event

President Donald Trump has invited Russian personality Vladimir Putin to revisit America, in a pierce that drew dismayed delight from a US comprehension chief.

“That’s gonna be special!” pronounced Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, when he was told about a invitation during a live interview.

A quarrel is stability over Mr Trump’s initial limit with Mr Putin, in Helsinki, where they talked privately.

Opposition Democrats contend there should be no some-more one-to-one talks.

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“Until we know what happened during that two-hour assembly in Helsinki, a boss should have no some-more one-on-one interactions with Putin,” pronounced a tip Democratic senator, Chuck Schumer, in a statement. “In a United States, in Russia, or anywhere else.”

Mr Trump’s presidency has been dark by allegations that Russian hackers meddled in a 2016 US presidential choosing in his favour. The Kremlin denies a allegations.

In Helsinki, Mr Putin offering entrance to 12 Russians indicted in absentia by a US authorities over a purported interference, on condition a Russian authorities could doubt 12 Americans over a opposite case. Mr Trump initial praised a thought as “incredible” though after deserted it.

Since his lapse from Finland, he or a White House have had to scold or explain other comments per Russia, formulating difficulty and call a Democrats to direct sum of his private talks with Mr Putin.


Trump prepares a sequel

By Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington

Donald Trump has tweeted that a limit with Mr Putin was a “great success” and people during “higher ends of intelligence” desired his Helsinki news conference. As if to underline that point, skeleton are already underneath approach for a supplement – this time in Washington DC.

Never mind that a White House has spent 3 days perplexing to purify adult a domestic fallout from a limit amid bipartisan criticism, or that a special warn review into Russian nosiness in 2016 continues apace.

Media captionTrump says he “misspoke” during Putin summit, though is it too late? Anthony Zurcher explains

Mr Trump might have been speedy by new opinion polling display that while a open during vast is nervous with Mr Trump’s Russia policies, his Republican bottom – by a sizeable infancy – is excellent with his performance.

The boss campaigned on closer ties with Russia, a thought that had been thwarted during his initial year in office. With his bottom still behind him, Mr Trump appears prepared to press on with his efforts.


What do we know about Putin’s intensity visit?

Mr Putin, in energy in Russia given 2000, final visited a US in 2015, when he met President Barack Obama, Mr Trump’s predecessor, on a sidelines of a UN General Assembly in New York to plead a conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

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Mr Putin pronounced he would accommodate a US “halfway” over entrance to indictees

On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions about a revisit by Mr Putin to Washington DC this autumn were already underneath way.

Russia’s envoy to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, pronounced his nation had always been open to a thought of a revisit though it was “up to a Kremlin to confirm how many summits are needed, and when”.

The proclamation seemed to come as a warn to US comprehension arch Mr Coats, who was told about it during a live talk during a Aspen Security Forum in a state of Colorado.

He combined that he did not nonetheless know what Mr Trump and Mr Putin had discussed during their meeting, during that usually a span and their interpreters were present.

What was Putin’s ‘incredible offer’?

At a post-summit news discussion in Helsinki, Mr Putin was asked either he would extradite 12 Russian comprehension agents indicted in a US for hacking Democratic Party computers.

No extradition covenant exists between a dual countries though Mr Putin pronounced he would accommodate a US supervision “halfway”.

He pronounced that US investigators could doubt a 12 suspects inside Russia if, in turn, Russian investigators were authorised to doubt US adults with courtesy to a box opposite banker Bill Browder.

Mr Browder was instrumental in a US commanding sanctions in 2012 on tip Russian officials indicted of crime in the Magnitsky affair.

One of a Americans on Russia’s list is a former US envoy to Moscow, Michael McFaul.

Media captionRussian ambassadors conflict to Trump remarks during Helsinki summit

The thought of permitting Russia to ask US adults sparked snub and a US Senate voted 98-0 opposite it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced it was “not going to happen”.

Mr McFaul tweeted his thankfulness to a Senate.

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At a news discussion in Helsinki, Mr Trump said: “He [Mr Putin] offering to have a people operative on a box come and work with their investigations with honour to a 12 people. we consider that’s an implausible offer.”

Now, however, he says he “disagrees” with Mr Putin’s proposal.

“I’m grateful that Donald Trump has no goal of handing me over to Vladimir Putin to have me killed in a Russian prison,” Mr Browder told a BBC.

President Trump has also simplified remarks during a news discussion in that he pronounced he saw no reason for Russia to have meddled in a 2016 US choosing – notwithstanding US comprehension final only that.

Media captionTrump on Putin: “As a personality of a country, we would have to reason him responsible, yes”

Speaking to CBS News on Wednesday, Mr Trump pronounced he hold Mr Putin privately obliged for interfering in a election, and that he was “very clever on a fact that we can’t have meddling”.

Mr Putin has also described a limit as “successful” though warned “there are army in a United States that are prepared to accidentally scapegoat Russian-US relations”.

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