WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been delayed until 2019.
National security adviser John Bolton, in a statement, cites special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the delay.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Will Not Seek 3rd Term
Bolton says: “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year.”READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 6K+ New Cases Reported, Along With 38 More Deaths
The White House said last week that Trump had directed Bolton to invite Putin to Washington for a meeting in the fall. This came amid the backlash over Trump’s performance at a news conference with Putin following their Helsinki summit, and many members of Congress had objected to them meeting again in the fall.MORE NEWS: Police: Sauk Rapids Teen In Custody Following Threats Directed At Middle School, Classes Canceled
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