Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning, said the talks would also cover nuclear proliferation, North Korea, Iran and Syria.
The coming election on 2019 will test whether Trump's unexpected positions on so many issues - against immigration, a trade war against China, tariffs that have hurt America's own allies, his criticism of the European nations, and now his siding with Putin against his own intelligence officials - will have any effect on the electorate.
He said it was "the president's prerogative" to keep his discussions with Putin to himself. No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade.
Ahead of the summit, Ukraine had expressed concerns that the US and Russian leaders could strike a "grand bargain" on the conflict without consulting Kiev. But he said, "Russia was always open to such proposals".
Trump appeared to answer, "No".
"Say that again", United States national intelligence director Dan Coats responded, when informed of the invitation during an appearance at a security conference in Colorado.
"OK", he continued, pausing for a deep breath. "That's going to be special".
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 also drew some criticism on Wednesday after he appeared to say that he didn't believe Russian Federation was still targeting the U.S", Thomsen added.
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Asked about the Putin invitation, Alaska Republican Sen. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".
This "clarification" didn't address other remarks in which Trump criticised the U.S. as "foolish" for its approach to Russian Federation and said "I have confidence in both parties".
Democrats in the House sought Thursday to extend a state grant program for election security but were blocked by Republicans. There is $380 million approved in the current budget for the program, which is meant to help states strengthen election systems from hacking and other cyberattacks.
A day later, Trump offered up a small correction to his comments. Russia's Foreign Ministry said the call was initiated by the American side.
The reviews he received were muted - Mr. Trump rarely takes kindly to direct confrontation - but it was a taste of what awaited him on his return in Washington, where stalwart allies like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich were speaking out.
"The president is wrong", GOP Senator Susan Collins of ME said of Trump's one-word response. Another resolution would have backed the finding by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. He went to George H.W.'s home.
Putin would be setting foot inside the building for the first time in more than a decade. For instance, when I served in the White House, under George W. Bush, he came to President Bush's home in Crawford, Texas.
There is, therefore, no question that Putin knows that foreign diplomats are untouchable.
Among those Russian Federation was seeking to question was former U.S. ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul. She said at the Aspen Forum that Russian Federation is attempting to "cause chaos on both sides".