The administration rebuffs an effort backed by the Russian president to hold a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine on the region's future.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite the Russian leader and "those discussions are already underway."
The legislation would have extended funds to protect voting systems from hacking. Congress approved $380 million in the current budget for the program, but Democrats want a similar amount through 2019. Republicans contend that new spending is not needed.
The Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki is the biggest news of the year so far, but let us not lose sight of all the critically important related stories that are going untold.
Although the White House says the offer—to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes—is under consideration, the State Department called Russia's allegations against the Americans "absurd."
Key EU leaders travel to Japan and China looking for the trust, friendship and cooperation they feel they can no longer get from a century-old ally.
Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, the president seeks to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies.
The two presidents have received two very different receptions upon returning to their native countries.
The woman, a District of Columbia resident, tried to use contacts with the National Rifle Association to develop relationships with U.S. politicians and gather intelligence for Russia, court documents allege.
The Russian president tells Fox News that his summit with Donald Trump is the beginning of his country's path back from Western isolation.