July 19, 2018 / 8:15 PM / a month ago

Trump asked security adviser Bolton to invite Putin to Washington: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has asked his national security adviser, John Bolton, to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in the autumn, the White House said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton waits before a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 27, 2018. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

“President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a tweet.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Peter Cooney

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