Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington

“We have invited President Putin to Washington,” Bolton said during a visit to Tbilisi, Georgia.

It is not clear whether Putin has accepted the White House’s invitation, which came when Bolton visited the Kremlin earlier this week.

The meeting would be a highly anticipated sequel to the pair’s controversial summit in Helsinki in July, igniting a firestorm of criticism against Trump, who has ignored Republican hawks to seek a close personal relationship with Putin.