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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:35 PM

Someone has altered part of the video and the transcript and the Kremlin transcript

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/trump-putin-press-conference-transcript/565385/

The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump–Putin Press Conference
It’s not clear whether the omission was intended, but the meaning of a key exchange is dramatically altered as a result.

But the exchange doesn’t appear in full in the White House’s live-stream or transcript of the press conference, and it’s missing entirely from the Kremlin’s transcript of the event. The White House did not immediately provide an explanation for the discrepancy.

Understanding what Putin said depends on what you watch or where you look. If you watch the video of the news conference provided by the Russian government, or by news outlets such as PBS and the Associated Press, you will hear the Reuters reporter Jeff Mason ask a bombshell of a question: “President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?”

Putin then responds with a bombshell of an answer, according to the English translation of his remarks: “Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.–Russia relationship back to normal.”

But recordings of the exchange were muddled for two reasons. First, the English translation of Putin’s previous response was concluding as Mason began to speak. Second, the microphone seemed to pick up Mason’s question halfway through—making the latter half of it easier to hear. (Mason told me that he had held onto the microphone even though an official had tried to pull it away so that he could ask Putin a follow-up question. “I don’t know if they turned the sound off during the time when each of the presidents were speaking, or if it got flipped on and off. I certainly didn’t touch anything.”)

Technical difficulties aside, there’s further ambiguity. It’s unclear whether Putin said “Yes, I did” in reference to the question of whether he wanted Trump to win the 2016 presidential race, or in response to the question about whether he directed Russian officials to help Trump win. “You could interpret that to mean he’s answering ‘yes’ to both,” Mason told me, but “looking at it critically, he spent a good chunk of that press conference, just like President Trump did, denying any collusion. So I think it’s likely that when he said ‘Yes, I did,’ that he was just responding to the first part of my question and perhaps didn’t hear the second part.”

But if you watch the White House live-stream of the press conference or look at the transcript published by the White House, the first half of Mason’s question is not there. Without it, the meaning of the exchange is substantially different.

Compare this transcript, of what actually happened, to the White House’s version. Here is the record of what took place, starting with the last part of Putin’s comments before Mason’s questions. Putin is describing his willingness to assist with Robert Mueller’s probe (bolding is mine):

Vladimir Putin: That could be a first step, and we can also extend it. Options abound, and they all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.

Jeff Mason: President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?

Putin: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.–Russia relationship back to normal.

And here’s the key section from the White House transcript, which makes it seem as though Putin is still talking about the Mueller probe:

PRESIDENT PUTIN: That could be a first step, and we can also extend it. Options abound, and they all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.

Q: And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?

PRESIDENT PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.–Russia relationship back to normal.

Another strange wrinkle comes from the Russian government’s English-language transcript of the press conference. In contrast to its footage of the press conference, which features what really happened, the transcript does not include any piece of that key exchange.

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They are altering official documents.......how did the WH documents and video and the Kremlins document all manage to disappear the same thing......Collusion?

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Reply Someone has altered part of the video and the transcript and the Kremlin transcript (Original post)
sunonmars Jul 2018 OP
2naSalit Jul 2018 #1
htuttle Jul 2018 #2
uponit7771 Jul 2018 #9
bobbieinok Jul 2018 #3
Oneironaut Jul 2018 #4
sunonmars Jul 2018 #5
Oneironaut Jul 2018 #7
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #6
procon Jul 2018 #8

Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. As is to be expected with this cast of kleptocrats...nt

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:41 PM

2. Straight out of the KGB handbook



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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:17 PM

9. +1

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:43 PM

3. Extremely troubling. Would like to see several experts discuss this.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:43 PM

4. I can already smell the gaslight.

“Trump never said that! You Libz are making things up again as usual. He told Putin off right to his face. What a hero!”

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:46 PM

5. The collusion between the WH and the Kremlin deleting the same thing is the bigger picture here.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:52 PM

7. I agree. They're absolutely colluding. It's Soviet-esque.

There’s so much smoke here, and the Republicans are telling us to carry on. Anyone with half a brain understands what’s happening.

I never thought the US would become a satellite state of Russia. We need impeachment now, before it’s too late.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:47 PM

6. Stick those lines in the memory hole.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:08 PM

8. The Trump Administration is a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia. nt

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