Published: Sat, July 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Trump is open to visiting Putin in Moscow, White House says

Trump is open to visiting Putin in Moscow, White House says

The White House is defending its decision to bar a CNN reporter from attending an open press event.

Collins' questions to the president addressed two of this week's major news stories-Trump's White House invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a tape that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, released in which the president was heard apparently arranging a payment to a former model who has claimed she had an affair with him.

"I am ready to go to Washington", Putin told reporters after a summit of the leaders of the BRICS group - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Johannesburg, adding he had also invited Trump to visit Moscow.

But when presented with an opportunity to grill Conway about the decision Thursday, the hosts of "Fox & Friends" passed on it.

Kaitlan Collins says the White House denied her access to President Donald Trump's Rose Garden statement with the European Union Commission president on Wednesday because officials found her earlier questions "inappropriate".

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The White House on Wednesday indicated there was no recording of the one-on-one interaction between Trump and Putin, CNN reports. I think that anybody that thinks Vladimir Putin doesn't have his stamp on everything that happens in Russian is misinformed.

He says Collins "was told repeatedly to leave the Oval Office".

The White House said no agreements were reached other than having national security teams meet.

A representative for Fox News did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. She said the Kremlin basically drove the entire process in Helsinki, and "we're seeing that again now". "It can not stand. Reporters asking questions of powerful government officials, up to and including the President, helps hold those people accountable". He also said that it was in the interests of Russian Federation and the United States to extend arms control treaties.

"To be clear, we support a free press and ask that everyone be respectful of the presidency and guests at the White House", she said.

The White House on Wednesday postponed that invitation until next year, when a federal investigation of Russian election interference could be finished.

"Would you ask her if we ever used the word "ban"?"

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