Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

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Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

But the president, he's kind of neglected the National Security Council process as we have understood it in the past.

Trump tweeted that the two leaders had discussed Ukraine, but had not mentioned a referendum or revealed specifics of the talks with Putin.

Meetings between the United States and Russian presidents should become the "normality", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, adding that it is "good for all" that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin plan new talks.

"I have been far tougher on Russian Federation than any president in many, many years", he said. Then, simply, "That's gonna be special". The White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall.

Back in March, the NSC had discussed the possibility of inviting Putin to Washington. "I just felt at this point and time that what we had assessed and re-assessed and re-assessed and carefully gone over still stands, and it was important to take that stand on behalf of the intelligence community and on behalf of the American people".

Butina's arrest on Sunday added to the political turmoil in Washington over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with the Russians.

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The reporter asked again, and Trump said "no" again.

As noted above, the U.S. intelligence community explicitly concluded that Russian Federation, under the direction of Putin, meddled in the election to bolster Trump's chances of winning.

Moscow is open to a possible visit by Vladimir Putin to Washington after a surprise invitation from Donald Trump, Russia's U.S. envoy has said.

The US 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.

While 83 percent of Democrats disapproved of Trump's handling of the summit - and only 8 percent approved - 68 percent of Republicans approved of the president's showing and 21 percent said they disapproved.

Some in Trump's inner circle saw the Helsinki summit as problematic for the president and that he looked weak, another source close to Trump said, as he missed a chance to show strength in dealing with Putin by confronting him about the election interference. No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade. Russian Federation has been accused of stoking the conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than 1.6 million people, a charge that the Kremlin denies.

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There were no note-takers present during the meeting-only Trump, Putin, and interpreters. Dan Sullivan said "I wouldn't do it, that's for damn sure".

'I think we will learn more.

He tweeted Thursday the Russian Federation summit was a huge success except with the "Fake News Media", who he called "the real enemy of the people".

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"There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems. but they can ALL be solved!"

"President Trump asked Ambassador Bolton today to invite President Putin to Washington in the Fall to follow up on and review the two sides' progress on the issues they discussed in Helsinki", the NSC official told Brennan. He repeatedly tweeted about the meeting's coverage in the days after, calling the media "the enemy of the people". "And if they want to protect market share, all they have to do is lower the price".

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