Dems Are About To Get To The Bottom Of Trump’s Private Talks With Putin
Top Democrats on oversight committees in the House of Representatives are getting ready to look into Donald Trump’s private talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to Politico, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel (D-NY) have been consulting with the House’s general counsel, Douglas Letter, on how they can legally get Trump to disclose his private talks with Putin.
“I had a meeting with the general counsel to discuss this and determine the best way to find out what took place in those private meetings — whether it’s by seeking the interpreter’s testimony, the interpreter’s notes, or other means,” Schiff told Politico.
“In particular,” Politico added, “Democrats say they want to find out what Trump and Putin discussed during their private meeting in Helsinki last July, where Trump put himself at odds with the U.S. intelligence community and declared — while standing next to the Russian president — that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 elections..”
According to Politico, both Schiff and Engel are looking to obtain Marina Gross’s notes from the meeting as she was the only American present during the talks.
“I’m not saying that I’m in favor of interpreters turning over all their notes,” Engel said, “but I do think that it shouldn’t be up to the president to hide the notes.”