Washington Post: President Trump Concealed Details On His Face-To-Face Encounters With Putin

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. © Reuters / Kevin Lamarque

Washington Post: Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.

The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.

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WNU Editor: Another example of the Washington Post peddling a Russian-collusion story without providing any evidence, using anonymous sources, and pushing hypotheticals on what they believe is true. As for President Trump's response .... Trump rejects report he hid key details of conversations with Putin: 'I don't care' (FOX News).

Update: The Democrats now want to subpoena translators to testify on what they translated .... Democrats vow congressional action following reports on Trump, Russia (NBC). Again .... this is just more evidence to me that they have no proof, and are on a fishing expedition. As a former translator who worked in government and in business I am going to say this bluntly .... issuing subpoenas to translators is a huge mistake.

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