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White House invites Putin to Washington, D.C.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands.
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The Trump administration has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington D.C. in early 2019 for "a full day of consultations," U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday. It's still unclear whether Putin has accepted the invitation and the exact date and scheduling is still to be determined.

Why it matters: If Putin comes to Washington, it'll mark his first visit to the White House since the George W. Bush administration.

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