Trump has allowed no notes to be taken, no information to be shared, and there are not even classified files on his meetings with Putin.
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.
As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russia sought to install through what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.
The Post’s report comes less than a day after it was reported that the FBI has been investigating Trump for potentially working for or on behalf of Russia. The last thing that an innocent president who was suspected of conspiring with the Russians would do is hide all evidence of his meetings with Putin.
Trump is going out of his way to make sure that there is no record of his in-person conversations with Putin. He doesn’t do this with other world leaders, just Putin. This is not believed to be an area that Robert Mueller is investigating, but House Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee will be forming a subcommittee to get the State Department records of Trump’s meetings with Putin.
Sometimes the most obvious answer is the right one. Trump looks like he is conspiring with Russia because he is conspiring with Russia.
Trump is hiding the details of his meetings with Putin from his own government.
The evidence is right in front of our eyes.
Trump is more than impeachable. He’s treasonous.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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