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Putin Says He Can Prove Trump Didn't Reveal Classified Intel At Meeting

Vladimir Putin is rejecting reports that Russian government officials received sensitive intelligence information at a White House meeting last week, even though President Trump has admitted handing over the documents.

Referring to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Putin joked during a Wednesday news conference in Sochi, Italy: “I spoke to him today. I’ll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us; not with me, nor with representatives of Russia’s intelligence services. It was very bad of him.”

Thomson/Reuters reported that Putin offered to give the U.S. Congress a transcript of the conversation involving Trump, Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Following the news conference, which featured Putin and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Kremlin staffer Yuri Ushakov announced that he could provide a written account of the meeting. There is no known audiotape, and Trump barred American reporters from the event.

Putin, appearing to defend Trump, argued that the president is unable to be effective because of “political schizophrenia” in the United States. The Russian leader explained: “It’s hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next. What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation 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 dangerous and corrupt.”

It was not the first time a representative of the Russian government has accused U.S. officials of “using groundless fears of closer ties with Moscow to sabotage any rapprochement and damage Trump in the process,” Thomson/Reuters reported.

A pair of unidentified U.S. government officials told The Washington Post that Trump had given the Russians “highly classified” materials concerning an ISIS plot to hack laptop computers on airplanes. The administration initially denied the story, but Trump contradicted them Tuesday morning when he tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to release the information. He claimed that his goal was to encourage the Russians to play a more active role in the fight to destroy ISIS.

The incident sparked more calls on Capitol Hill for a special prosecutor or independent commission to investigate Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Many of the president’s associates have had contacts with Russian officials.

Source: NewsMax
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