Putin offers to give transcript of Trump's White House talk with Russian Federation

Angie Massey
May 19, 2017

On Tuesday, National Security Director General H.R. McMaster said in response, "The story that came out tonight as reported is false".

President Trump allegedly disclosed highly classified information about "terrorism and airline flight safety" while meeting foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week.

Interest was hardly limited to the U.S. No less a commentator than Russia's Vladimir Putin called the dramatic charges swirling around Trump evidence of "political schizophrenia spreading in the U.S".

It's not clear whether the record Putin is alluding to is a recording or a written transcript.

Russia's state-run TASS agency confirmed that Putin offered to release minutes of the talks between Trump and the Russian envoy during their May 10 meeting at the White House.

Putin also jokingly said he would "reprimand" Lavrov for not sharing the secrets with the president and Russian intelligence service. "It's not very nice of him".

Of course, Montanaro adds, "It is highly unlikely - there's nearly zero chance - Trump would be impeached by a Republican Congress".

Rosenstein: Special Counsel Will Ensure Thorough Russia Investigation
One difference, however: Special counsels get to choose whether they inform the Justice Department what they're up to. Coming out of that briefing, lawmakers said Rosenstein revealed that President Trump's decision preceded his letter.

S.Korea, Japan to Resume Shuttle Diplomacy
That suggests a range of 4,500 kilometres (2,800 miles) or more if flown for maximum distance, analysts said. The threat from Pyongyang presents US President Donald Trump with one of his greatest security challenges.

San Diegans Celebrate 'Bike To Work Day'
May 17, 2017 Bike to Work Day Station Map from Bike Anchorage . Participants should be mindful of bicycle safety principles.

"I think we've seen this movie before", the Arizona Republican said at a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award. "But I'm not going to comment on specifically where it came from".

Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is among those probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, called Putin's offer "quite amusing". Comey has previously said he would only testify in an open session. "If they want to send something, you know, hats off".

He added that he initially laughed at reports that Russian Federation allegedly interfered in last year's USA election, but now he's concerned. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday that if Trump did indeed ask former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, then that would constitute grounds for impeachment, according tothe Hill's Cristina Marcos.

Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. "That means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information", Ryan said. "And that includes the President of the United States of America", Green said on the House floor.

"It's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next", said Putin. "They are shaking up their internal politics while using anti-Russian slogans". "Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are risky and corrupt".

Trump's firing last week of Comey raised concerns about whether the president was trying to sideline the Russia probe, which is examining Russian ties to his 2016 presidential campaign.

US media have reported that during his May 10 meeting with Lavrov, Trump disclosed highly classified information received from a USA ally - reportedly Israel - about a planned operation by the extremist group Islamic State.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER