As he spoke, news was breaking out of Washington that Putin had been invited to the White House this fall. Standing at his side, Putin dismissed the "so-called" interference as a sham, declined to deny that Russian Federation had compromising material on Trump, and offered Russia's help in analyzing USA intelligence about his country's own election meddling. He added that the two did not agree on everything.
But on Thursday Mr Trump said the meeting was a "great success" and he was looking forward to their next meeting. "We are ready for discussions on this subject".
Putin told a closed-door gathering of Russian ambassadors this week that he had proposed the eastern Ukrainian referendum, which would be held under global auspices, to Trump at their summit in Helsinki on Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous sources who attended the meeting. He gave no details.
But he said, "Russia was always open to such proposals".
"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he twittered on Thursday.
"Say that again?" Mr Coats asked when told about Trump and Putin's second meeting.
There was further confusion after the White House said Mr Trump "disagrees" with Mr Putin's offer to allow USA questioning of 12 Russians accused of election meddling in exchange for Russian interviews with the former USA ambassador to Russia and other Americans the Kremlin has linked to unspecified crimes.
But she said she had been right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.
As Americans groped for information about the meeting, Moscow offered snippets of its version on Friday.
Coats, whose office briefs Trump nearly daily on the most classified information on security threats to the United States, made clear that he did not agree with the president's decision to meet with Putin one-on-one, with only translators by their sides.
The White House and the State Department did not respond to a request for comment on the Syria proposals. He did not spell out what they were.
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Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to Washington this fall. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday on Twitter that Mr.
"I watched the president's interaction with President Putin after their one-on-one meeting".
US officials have repeatedly said that Russian Federation must do much more to implement the agreement and create conditions under which it could succeed.
Putin has denied any such meddling.
Moscow's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine prompted the United States, the European Union, and others to impose sanctions on Russian Federation.
US intelligence officials have said Moscow is targeting congressional elections in November, as well.
Russia's ambassador to the United States says that Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed "concrete proposals" for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine during their summit in Helsinki.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary.
With the fallout from the Putin meeting matching or eclipsing previous controversies in Trump's turbulent 18-month presidency, critics of his performance in Helsinki included many fellow Republicans.
There has been no word from Russian Federation about a second Trump-Putin meeting. "What should we do?"
Clinton continued. "Could it be because of all the nice things Donald has said about him or the fact that he has promised to adopt pro-Kremlin policies, or maybe because of the extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs".