Trump-Putin Calls Suddenly Gain Interest As The Kremlin Fears They Could Be Next
The Kremlin has expressed concern that the U.S. could publish transcripts of calls between President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin following the publication this week of a transcript of a call between Trump and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky, The Associated Press reported Friday.
According to the AP, a Kremlin spokesperson told reporters on a press call that such an action could harm already “troubled” U.S.-Russia relations.
“We would like to hope that it wouldn’t come to that in our relations, which are already troubled by a lot of problems,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“The materials related to conversations between heads of states are usually classified according to normal international practice,” he added.
The publication of the readout of Trump’s call with Zelensky has added fuel to Democrats’ pressing for impeachment proceedings, which Pelosi announced on Tuesday.
Democrats have accused Trump of improperly pressuring Zelesnky to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden after bringing up military aid during his call with the Ukrainian leader.
The White House a Republicans allies have denied that Trump was involved in any wrongdoing and have vowed to “quash any effort” to impeach the president.
Biden remains the top contender in the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primary and has accused Trump of abusing the office of the presidency to attack his family while denying any wrongdoing himself.