But do they have anything to show from their stepped-up dialogue?
An Obama administration debate about whether to engage Vladimir Putin or treat him like a pariah has tilted in the engagement camp’s favor—even as critics and some officials worry that it’s become too easy for the Russian president to get a stature-enhancing meeting with U.S. leaders.
13:58 Gunman in Ukraine kills Putin foe in attack denounced as ‘state terrorism’19
20:39 Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance18
00:38 Manafort is gone, but his business associate remains a key part of Trump’s operation11
10:46 Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort worked for Russian billionaire in 2005 to ‘greatly benefit the Putin Government’15