Trump 'Briefly' Spoke With Putin This Morning About Mueller Report

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Sanders told reporters that the Mueller report came up "very, very briefly" during the call, which lasted more than an hour.

President Trump tweeted the conversation was "very good," adding "as I have always said, long before the Witch Hunt started, getting along with Russia, China, and everyone is a good thing, not a bad thing".

She said the White House would provide more information later Friday. Trump then expressed an interest in working with Russian in another way.

Trump laid out the subjects he discussed with Putin: "We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the 'Russian Hoax.' Very productive talk!"

When a reporter asked Trump if he told Putin not to interfere in a US election again, Trump shut her down.

The interference included both a social media campaign that favored Trump and disparaged Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the hacking of computers maintained by allies of Clinton and the subsequent releases of stolen documents. It did not determine that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation, but it detailed repeated efforts by Mr Trump to thwart an investigation he feared would end his presidency. It did not offer a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Sanders said Trump and Putin also discussed the possibility of extending a current nuclear agreement, or "starting a new one that includes China".

They will not for a moment get the attention of President Putin. They discussed trade and the fact that it has increased between the two countries since the president has come into office.

"The president's primary focus throughout the call was about helping the people of Venezuela".

"The president's going to do what's required and necessary", Sanders said. US officials have accused Russian Federation of bolstering the regime of the country's autocratic leader, Nicolas Maduro, whom the Trump administration is attempting to oust.

In a statement issued late Wednesday, the White House said that Russian Federation "must leave" Venezuela, and "renounce their support of the Maduro regime". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed earlier this week that Maduro was on the tarmac about to flee when Russian Federation persuaded him to stay.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone on Wednesday that further "aggressive steps" in Venezuela would be fraught with the gravest consequences, the Russian ministry said.

"We discussed the possibility of a three-way deal instead of a two-way deal", Trump said.

Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters, 2008.

"Had a long and very good conversation with President Putin of Russia", Trump tweeted on Friday afternoon following the morning call.

Sanders also said the two leaders discussed Ukraine.

Trump and Putin also discussed North Korea and Pyongyang's talks with the USA over giving up its nuclear weapons.

Putin and Trump have confirmed their willingness to activate dialogue in various spheres, including strategic stability, during a phone call held on Friday.

Trump has consistently said he would not rule out military options for the crisis, though he has emphasized he hopes for a peaceful transition of power.

"Trump's failure to confront Putin on election interference wasn't out of cowardice or absentmindedness". Putin has denied that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 USA presidential campaign.

A source tells Fox News that House Democrats are in talks with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about whether he will testify before the Judiciary Committee; insight from California's Rouda, Democratic member of the House Oversight Committee. "Now it has come to pass, but it did not make the domestic political situation in the USA any easier".

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