Diplomat says Russia "open" to Putin visit after Trump's invite

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What reaction is there to the planned Putin visit?

He told confidants in the days that followed that he was pleased with how his summit with Putin went, believing he had taken the measure of the man and opened the door to deals down the road on a number of thorny issues.

The Russian ambassador said Moscow is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Putin and Trump, Interfax said.

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for Mr Trump to reveal what he discussed with Mr Putin.

"Until we know what happened at that two-hour meeting in Helsinki, the president should have no more one-on-one interactions with Putin".

Then he and other administration officials had to "clarify" his statement to reporters that Russian Federation wasn't still targeting the United States. Moments before the vote, the White House rebuked its openness to Putin's offer. So his request to question McFaul, the U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation between 2012 and 2014, was both an outrage and a test.

The US government in recent months delivered Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Ukraine, a move met with resounding approval by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Finally, as our week wound down, we learned (at the same time most of Trump's closest advisors did) that Trump had invited Putin to the White House this autumn.

How did Trump respond to Putin's suggestion?

The Butina case coincides with an investigation by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether members of Trump's 2016 election campaign coordinated with Russian officials. Democrats attempted to subpoena Trump's interpreter, Marina Gross, to learn what was discussed during the meeting, but the order was shut down by House Republicans on Thursday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday demanded the release of a woman detained in the US over allegations that she is a Russian agent.

"I actually think we'll have a good relationship".

Antonov said Moscow is working to return her to Russian Federation.

The Russian Foreign Ministry's statement said the July 21 conversation took place "at the initiative of the United States".

In exchange, Russian Federation would want to interrogate U.S. citizens accused of unspecified crimes.

"My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me, some others, they said they think it's Russian Federation". Obama didn't do it. Obama was a patsy for Russian Federation.

"There are attempts to prevent Russian diplomats from meeting this girl, basically [attempts] to break her", Antonov added.

President Trump was angry that a reporter was allowed to ask him a hard question during his disastrous press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to sources who spoke with the Washington Post.

During a joint news conference after their summit this week in Finland, Putin used soccer metaphors and was handed a soccer ball that he tossed to Trump.

Trump has caused confusion throughout the week with his back-and-forth statements on Russia's interference with the 2016 elections.