U.S. ‘squabbles’ and ‘lies’ keeping Trump away from a meeting, Putin says

U.S. ‘squabbles’ and ‘lies’ keeping Trump away from a meeting, Putin says, by Karen DeYoung.

Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said Thursday that President Trump was being “barred from implementing his agenda,” including improved relations with Moscow, by false accusations about Russian interference in the U.S. political process.

Putin suggested that the upheaval in Washington eventually will die down and he will meet personally with Trump. He suggested the encounter could take place in July, at the G-20 summit in Germany, or at a summit of the Arctic Council scheduled for September in Finland.

“We are ready,” Putin said. But the timing “depends to a large extent on the American side. .?.?. At a certain point in time it will come to a close,” he said of internal U.S. “squabbles,” and “we will decide when and where the meeting is held.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil