A U.S. – Russia Nuclear Arms Agreement Before The Election?

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President Trump is looking to Vladimir Putin to close the deal on a pre-election nuclear agreement, a timetable that’s an October surprise even for senior Republicans and some in the White House. 
The big picture: Trump and Putin have discussed arms control in a string of phone calls over the last six months, and they’ve dispatched envoys to negotiate in Vienna. But talks appeared stalled until just a few days ago. 
WNU Editor: The Kremlin is going to wait until after the election. They already believe that Biden will win the Presidency, and Biden has already committed himself to the Russian proposal to freeze everything for five years. So why make a deal with President Trump?