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Trump Schedules Another Call With Russia's Putin

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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Jan. 28, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to have a phone conversation Tuesday, their first since Russia condemned a U.S. military attack against Syria last month.

Both the White House and the Kremlin confirmed the phone call would take place, but did not disclose the topics of discussion.

The two leaders are expected to discuss the civil war in Syria and Putin's continued support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Tuesday's phone call will be the third between them since Trump won the presidential election. They spoke last month after a terror attack in St. Petersburg, Russia and a week after Trump's inauguration in January.

During his campaign, Trump expressed hope he and Putin could work together to combat terrorism. Last month, though, Trump said U.S.-Russian relations "may be at an all-time low."

Meanwhile, FBI and congressional investigations continue into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and Russia's interference in last year's U.S. election.

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