Rep. Schiff on Putin Inviting Trump to Moscow: It Shows Just How Much Trump Weakened His Position in Helsinki
‘It’s a power play by Putin’
SCHIFF: "But that was what John Bolton was putting out when he was seeking this position. So the fact that he would now call it a witch hunt is distressing but not at all surprising. I think the back and forth on a future summit between Putin and the President shows now just how much Putin feels he’s in the driver’s seat with this president. He can essentially throw cold water on his coming to the White House, something that any other world leader would rush for the opportunity, and suggest, 'No, Donald Trump, you come to me, you come to Moscow.' It’s a power play by Putin and it shows just how much our president weakened his position in Helsinki."