Trump Invites Putin to the US

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANATOLY MALTSEV/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9762785o) Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin Russia US Summit in Helsinki, Finland - 16 Jul 2018 US President Donald J. Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shake hands during a joint press conference in the Hall of State at Presidential Palace following their summit talks, in Helsinki, Finland, 16 July 2018.

US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says.

Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under way.

Earlier Mr Trump rejected a proposal by Mr Putin to allow Russia to question US citizens.

The two leaders held a summit in Finland on Monday but few details of what they discussed have emerged.

There has been no word from Russia about a second Trump-Putin meeting.

Controversy has raged over the Helsinki summit, with Mr Trump having to correct his own words from the press conference which followed.

But on Thursday Mr Trump said the talks had been a “great success” and he was looking forward to their next meeting.