Trump postpones summit with Putin until new year – media
Donald Trump's proposed Washington meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has been delayed until 2019.
The national security adviser, John Bolton, in a statement, cited special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the delay, The Guardian reported.
Bolton said: "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."
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.