"I fear that this summit will prove to be another blow to NATO and our allies, and a gift to the Kremlin," Schiff says in emailed statement, adding that Trump should use the summit to confront Putin "on Russia's interference in our elections."
Trump should also confront Putin on "the invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Syrian war crimes in Syria, and the chemical weapons attack in the U.K.'"
We would expect this rhetoric to ramp up from here.
Russian officials confirmed on Wednesday that a deal has been reached on holding a summit between President Trump and President Putin. Though the two have met twice on the sideline of international events, this will be the first direct summit with the Russian leader of Trump's time in office.