Trump wants to meet Putin early next year, after Russia probe: John Bolton
Fox News neocon and soon-to-be Trump national security adviser John Bolton. (Image via Wikimedia Commons. )

U.S. President Donald Trump wants his second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to take place next year, after the federal Russia probe is over, national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday.

“The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year,” Bolton said in a statement.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by James Dalgleish