Discussions are underway for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit President Trump in Washington, D.C., in the fall, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. The White House has so far been short on details regarding any specific deals or commitments that were made when Trump met with Putin on Monday, but Sanders said Trump had asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to the U.S. in the coming months. A visit in the fall would coincide with the midterm elections, which intelligence officials say Russia is attempting to manipulate. The news took Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats by surprise; he found out about the invitation during a live interview with NBC News' Andrea Mitchell. "That's gonna be special," Coats said.

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