Putin Offers Transcripts of Trump-Lavrov Meeting
The surreality of this week’s news continues to spiral, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provided transcripts of the Oval Office meeting President Trump had with Russians Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, possibly offering new details on the disclosures of reportedly highly classified intelligence information.
“If the administration of the United States deems this possible, we will be ready to provide a transcript of the Lavrov-Trump meeting to the U.S. Senate and Congress,” Putin told reporters during a news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Putin added, “it will happen if the U.S. administration wishes so.”
And, in the understatement of the day:
“Probably the last person the person [Trump] needs to vouch for him right now is Vladimir Putin,” [U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.)] said about Russia’s offer on the CBS show “This Morning.”