The House Oversight Committee is keeping the spotlight on its request for information about President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of another scheduled meeting between the two world leaders at the G20 Summit in Japan.
"And of course, that also means the kinds of structural changes that would need to take place to protect intellectual property". Trump threatened retaliatory attacks on Iran after blaming it for attacks on two oil tankers, while Iran has also shot down a US surveillance drone.
Arm control treaties, which both Putin and Trump threatened to quit, will also be discussed by the two, according to the Kremlin fact sheet prepared for the meeting.
"All that has led to nothing and the US has shown an utter lack of respect" that has made Kremlin realize that a rapprochement is elusive, Lukyanov said.
The Washington Post reported in January that Trump had hidden the details of the meeting and obtained the notes from the translator, which could be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.
The committee also asks which officials "within the Trump administration including within the White House were provided summaries or readouts of President Trump's meetings or calls" with Putin including the meetings in Hamburg and Helsinki.
Russian President Vladimir Putin extended retaliatory sanctions on the European Union until the end of 2020 on Monday. "Although, of course, a lot depends on political will", Putin said.
He said Russian Federation will not be backed into a corner and called for dialogue to resolve their disputes.
The White House said Trump was under no particular pressure to reach an agreement to de-escalate the ongoing trade war with China, in which the United States has imposed several rounds of tariffs on Beijing.
Markets are focused on whether Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping can narrow their differences when they sit down at the G20.