The media learned about the attempts to organize a meeting of Putin and trump in 2016

Vladimir Putin and Donald trump

George Papadopoulos, Advisor to the President of the United States Donald trump on foreign policy, tried in 2016 to organize a meeting of the current American leader and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. On Monday, August 14, the newspaper the Washington Post.

The newspaper has received this information from email correspondence of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump. It is argued that Papadopoulos offered to people from the environment trump, including the head of his campaign Paul Manafort, to arrange a meeting with the Russian leadership. The proposal was met with cool. “Fears expressed exactly by Paul Manafort”, — says the newspaper.

The first meeting between the two leaders took place on the first day of the G20 summit, on 7 July. Negotiations lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes, although the Russian side took her in the schedule for about an hour, and the us — 30 minutes. Vladimir Putin at the summit expressed confidence that they with his American colleague were able to establish personal relationships. Trump called the meeting with Putin is wonderful.

Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. Such statements, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report, which was prepared by us intelligence agencies. It said that Putin personally instructed to arrange a campaign to discredit the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and win the Republican Donald trump.