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Breaking: Diplomatic Breakthrough in Helsinki

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Washington Post, CNN, Daily Beast, Huffington Post and The Palmer Report are reporting that a diplomatic breakthrough has been achieved in the high stakes summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin.  According to several unnamed sources, Putin has agreed to withdraw his non-existent troops from eastern Ukraine.  In exchange, Trump has promised to annex the state of Vermont and four neighboring counties in New York to Russia.

Details are sketchy on a timeline, but several unnamed sources say both sides would like to move immediately on the transaction.  It is believed, according to CNN commentator Chris Cillizza that Trump originally offered two-thirds of California, but Putin rejected the initial offer citing the state was “too Communist” for his liking.  The deal must first be approved by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

We will keep you updated as more news emerges from Helsinki.