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Trump invites Putin to visit Washington in early 2019, says top aide



President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump administration Central American migrants from claiming asylum: Report to Two Democrats in Iowa Ex-DHS staffer MORE [19659003] 's national security adviser John Bolton announced Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington, DC

Bolton said that Putin would be invited to a press conference in Georgia on Friday, according to a report by Fox News.

"We have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, basically a full day of consultations," Bolton said.

Trump asked Bolton in July to set up a second summit with Putin after the leaders met in Helsinki, Finland.

Putin's visit the White House would George W. Bush was reported in office, Fox News.

Putin visited with the former president in 2001 and 2005.

Bolton, who visited Moscow for a one-on -one meeting with Putin earlier this week, so announced that Trump would meet Putin in Paris next month on Nov. 11, the day commemorating the end of World War I. News of that meeting, which would serve as the first face-to-

Trump's critics at home and abroad chastised the president's unwillingness to meet Putin over Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Regional experts have raised questions about the value of another face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. But Trump has long sought to form a close bond with the Russian leader in the hopes of improving relations between their two countries.

Trump over the summer Bolton to invite Putin to Washington following their summit meeting in Helsinki, which the president dubbed a "great success" despite the widespread criticism.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the meeting was "in the fall" but Bolton's latest comments suggest that timeframe is being pushed back.


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