According to CNN, Donald Trump is planning on meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin alone later this month, with no American aides.
More aides are expected to join the two world leaders later in the meeting, which is expected to cover election interference, Syria and nuclear weapons.
CNN noted that without other aides present, that part of the meeting will be without an official record — making it difficult to conclude whether they reached any agreements.
The two leaders will meet in Helsinki on July 16. The meeting will be the first formal summit between Trump and Putin.
Trump and Putin held a bilateral meeting at the Group of 20 summit last year, with then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and two interpreters joining them.
The presidents also spoke for about an hour alone during a dinner at the summit last year, with Trump relying on the Russian leader’s translator.
Trump also met alone with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for part of their summit last month, also with only interpreters present.
Twitter is furious:
Trump is planning on meeting with Putin without aides before their summit.
This makes it a lot easier for them to collude even more for the 2018 election.
Republicans cannot hold on to the House and the Senate without Russia’s help. And they all know it. Bunch of damn traitors.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 3, 2018
BREAKING: Trump is reportedly planning a 'one-on-one meeting' with Putin without a single aide present, during his visit with the dictator later this month.
That's not suspicious at all, right Trump supporters?
When is ENOUGH ENOUGH?!?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 3, 2018
— TraitorFighter 👊🏻🌊♥️🇺🇸 (@SIRGOLDIE17) July 3, 2018
Dippy needs to report to his boss. Nice. I bet Putinski enjoys this immensely; has to give his new US puppet his next assignments for the dismantling of our democracy. High price to pay for those billionaire libertarians who seek to rid themselves of govt interference.
— Michelle Perkins (@Chell080848) July 3, 2018
Of course Putin wants a one one meeting with our Benedict Donald—-best way to cover up his plans to meddle in our elections; destabilize our alliances; weaken the US as a super power. #TraitorTrump
— Pink Freud (@alaskarebel) July 3, 2018