Kellyanne Conway: ‘I won’t divulge’ who initiated Trump-Putin call

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway isn’t saying who initiated a scheduled phone call between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


“I won’t divulge that,” she said during an appearance on CBS on Friday. “But it also doesn’t matter in that we have to have leaders talking to each other. We have to forge better relationships around the globe.”


Conway said the two men would discuss how to fight terrorism, among other issues “where you can find common ground,” though she did not clarify what those issues are.


{mosads}Trump and Putin are set to speak by phone on Saturday morning. The call will be their first conversation since Trump took office on Jan. 20.


Trump has come under intense scrutiny for taking a softer position on the Kremlin than his predecessors, as well as for routinely questioning U.S. intelligence community reports that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election in favor of his candidacy.

Trump has also expressed a willingness to review U.S. sanctions placed on Russia after the country annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

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