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    Trump Invites Putin to Washington

    “That’s going to be special.” So said National Intelligence Director Dan Coats after being surprised during a live interview by news that the White House had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit this fall. Coats also acknowledged that he hadn’t been told what happened in the private meeting between Putin and President Donald Trump in Helsinki. Trump, under bipartisan pressure from Congress, has reversed course and rejected Putin’s offer to provide access to 12 Russians charged in the Mueller probe in exchange for letting Moscow question American citizens, including a former ambassador.

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