Fox News host Bret Baier announced that his network stands with competitor CNN in opposing the decision of President Donald Trump's administration to exclude CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins from the press pool.
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After the Helsinki summit, Trump was criticized at home for failing to publicly confront Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and for seeming to contradict his own intelligence agencies on the threat from Russian Federation. He cited special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling as the reason, using Trump's favorite term for the probe: "witch hunt".
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However, his attempt seems to have gone in vain with Imran Khan's PTI inching close to form the next government in Pakistan. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) candidate claimed victory for his party as they lead in the preliminary results.
The announcement of a second summit appeared to come as a surprise to Mr Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, who said he still did not know what the two leaders had discussed during their meeting.
President Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of a news conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on July 16.
Following the backlash in the United States over Trump's cordial public tone with Putin at the Helsinki summit, US and Russian officials backed away from a proposal to schedule a follow-up summit in Washington.
"I am ready to go to Washington".
Collins, who referred questions to CNN representatives, detailed the episode on CNN, prompting anchor Wolf Blitzer to say the White House should issue a formal apology. Trump has since walked back his remarks.