McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) office indicated Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not invited to Congress if he visits Washington, D.C., this fall.

“There is no invitation from Congress,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in an email to The Hill.

Foreign leaders traveling to Washington to visit the White House are generally extended an invitation to Capitol Hill. French President Emmanuel Macron, for example, delivered an address before Congress during his trip to D.C. in April.

McConnell's office weighed in on a possible Putin visit after the White House said Thursday that President Trump had asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to Washington for a second meeting this fall after the two leaders met in Helsinki on Monday.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/398005-mcconnell-spox-on-putin-visit-there-is-no-invitation-from-congress

again, what if Obama had invited Putin to visit the WH? This is about as weak a response as you could imagine. Congress is aware of the intelligence. It has, in fact, concurred with the findings of the intelligence community. Yet, once again, when it comes to putting country before party Mitch is derelict in his duties. Congress is a co-equal branch of the government. So, why are they standing by as if they're powerless to do anything against a president that's effectively implicating the WH in acts of treason?
 
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