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Pompeo resolutely opposes Russian claims in Crimea and Ukraine, but has difficulty explaining Trump



(Associated Press)

President Trump has postponed his invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington by next year after Republican congressional leaders conceded their opposition to a visit scheduled for this fall around the time of the midterm elections [1

9659003] Putin never responded to the government's announcement last week that Trump's statement was "Plans for an Autumn Welcome"; A Russian official pointed to the controversy in the United States to explain the hesitation. On Wednesday, National Security Advisor to the President, John Bolton, issued a statement on the change of plans citing a special adviser Robert S. Mueller III's ongoing Russia investigation – no political concerns – as a reason.

"The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt, so we agreed that it will be after the first of the year," Bolton said.


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