Putin's Soccer Ball For Trump May Carry a Transmitter Chip

Putin's Soccer Ball For Trump May Carry a Transmitter Chip

CNN reporter Kaitlyn Collins said she was "dis-invited from the press availability" at an announcement in the Rose Garden because the Trump administration didn't like questions she asked at a venue earlier that day.

Even Trump's Republican allies joined in the criticism of the Helsinki sit-down. "I am ready for this". The president has been widely criticized for failing to publicly denounce Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election and appearing to accept Putin's denials of such activity.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they had not received a formal invitation.

Mr Putin said on Friday: "I understand very well what President Trump said: He has the wish to conduct further meetings".

Mr Trump drew ire at the meeting when he contradicted United States intelligence agencies by backing away from blaming Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election. "I told him about this", Putin said at a news conference at an worldwide summit in Johannesburg on Friday, referring to the possibility of a Trump visit to Moscow.

Collins asked. "Mr. President, are you anxious about what Michael Cohen is going to say to prosecutors?.Why has Vladimir Putin not accepted your invitation, Mr. President?"

Turning to efforts to resolve conflicts in the Middle East, Putin said: "Will we talk about these issues at the highest political level, or do we think it's a secondary issue?" He later said he had misspoken at the summit. That visit surfaced in the FBI investigation of Russian election activities in the form of a dossier containing allegations that Trump had spent time with Russian prostitutes there.

Efforts by both Trump and Putin to achieve detente have been fiercely resisted by US lawmakers, including some in Trump's own Republican Party, accusing him of being too friendly toward Putin, whom they consider an adversary of the United States.

Mr. Trump invited Mr. Putin for a follow-up meeting at the White House. Trump has since walked back his remarks. "It can not stand", said the group's president, Olivier Knox.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said such invitations are reserved "for allies".

He went on to praise Mr Trump, saying he "strives to fulfil the promises, above all, given to voters". It was not immediately clear if Putin was referring to a formal invitation or a verbal one in spirit.

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