U.S. Reportedly in Talks for Possible Trump-Putin Summit

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2018

"This has been an ongoing project of Ambassador Huntsman, stretching back months, of getting a formal meeting between Putin and Trump", the official said as quoted by the WSJ.

While there's nothing inherently suspicious about an American president trying to have talks with Russia, Trump's long and freaky history with Putin - which include excessive praise of the authoritarian leader as well as the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign - makes the plan more noteworthy. The findings have led to a special counsel investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, May 17, 2018.

Relations between the former Cold War powers plunged to a new low in March this year, when the United States and other countries expelled Russian diplomats from their respective nations in response to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a military-grade nerve agent called Novichok at their home in Salisbury, England.

President Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire for closer ties with Russian Federation, been eager to follow through on that impulse thus far, and has seemed impressed with Putin's strength on more than one occasion.

The plans are reportedly at an early stage, as neither a date nor a location have yet been determined.

If the meeting goes, it will be the third talks trump and Putin. The senior administration official said if negotiations with North Korea continue, plans for the summit with Russian Federation will be delayed.

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