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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:55 PM

Saturday night *BOOM* -WaPo - Trump has concealed details from Putin talks fom Senior Officials.

Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

Took interpreters notes from one meeting.


President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi≠mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.


Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trumpís actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.

The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United Statesí main adversaries.

As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trumpís face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russia sought to install through what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-has-concealed-details-of-his-face-to-face-encounters-with-putin-from-senior-officials-in-administration/2019/01/12/65f6686c-1434-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html

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Reply Saturday night *BOOM* -WaPo - Trump has concealed details from Putin talks fom Senior Officials. (Original post)
underpants Jan 12 OP
BumRushDaShow Jan 12 #1
dalton99a Jan 12 #2
2naSalit Jan 12 #3
SallyHemmings Jan 12 #5
Gothmog Jan 12 #24
Gothmog Jan 13 #35
kentuck Jan 12 #4
underpants Jan 12 #8
czarjak Jan 12 #9
orangecrush Jan 12 #21
WheelWalker Jan 12 #32
dawg day Jan 12 #6
tanyev Jan 12 #7
colorado_ufo Jan 12 #10
Poiuyt Jan 12 #11
hibbing Jan 12 #14
Ilsa Jan 12 #15
Poiuyt Jan 12 #17
triron Jan 12 #16
jmowreader Jan 12 #22
pangaia Jan 12 #27
Poiuyt Jan 12 #12
Gothmog Jan 12 #25
BigmanPigman Jan 12 #30
underpants Jan 12 #13
Pepsidog Jan 12 #18
Maru Kitteh Jan 12 #19
TwistOneUp Jan 12 #20
Gothmog Jan 12 #23
pangaia Jan 12 #26
mchill Jan 12 #28
underpants Jan 12 #29
a kennedy Jan 12 #31
Gothmog Jan 12 #33
Dave Starsky Jan 12 #34

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. I know this was discussed/speculated about quite a bit

but I suppose that WaPo decided to go ahead and research it and write about it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:03 PM

2. Democrats should subpoena the interpreters ASAP before they "forget"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. Right?

Maybe that's already happened?

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:09 PM

5. I hope the interpreters had the wherewithal to do a write up in a journal..

A short time after the events..


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:20 PM

24. Treasonous Trump Hides Details Of Putin Meetings From His Own Government

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:22 AM

35. No privilege

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

4. This is just more evidence coming out that certifies the FBI investigation as very valid.

Sometimes we have to accept reality as it is.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:36 PM

8. I'd say most likely they both had these

and waited for the holiday/post holiday period to pass and it's get back to business time.

It's back to back slams.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:39 PM

9. Vladity?

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Response to czarjak (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

21. ...



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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:06 PM

32. Acute Involuntary Reality Syndrome.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:19 PM

6. Sure looks, well, guilty...

To GOPer Mom: "I know. It can't be true that Trump's a Russian asset. But--"
Mom: But what?
Me: "But if he's not a Russian asset, why does he act so guilty? You know, like I used to act when you'd catch me sneaking out at night."
Mom: But you'd lie.
Me: Exactly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:25 PM

7. So, um, what is the current punishment for a treason conviction?

Just curious....

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:52 PM

10. It depends on how many other charges there are.

I don't think that the death penalty can be applied, but I would actually prefer life in federal prison without chance of parole.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:55 PM

11. In a prison in Mexico

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:06 PM

14. And Mexico WOULD pay for that n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:14 PM

15. I bet former president Vicente Fox would get

Mexico to agree to that.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

17. Willingly!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

16. Check out US code blow. Yes, may be capital offense.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:05 PM

22. Treason is extremely hard to prosecute

Let's go with Espionage instead. That's what they got all the 1980s spies on, and it comes with pretty much any sentence short of standing him up against the wall that you'd like to impose.

Besides...can you imagine the shock and horror from him when he finds out part of the inprocessing procedure at any federal prison worthy of the name includes a crewcut?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:24 PM

27. crewcut?



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:56 PM

12. Can the interpreters be forced to testify about what was said?

either in front of Congress or a grand jury?

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:20 PM

25. Yes, there is no privilege

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:46 PM

30. I just read this article 5 min ago and wondered that myself.

Then when I read it just now I was going to ask that question. For the country's safety we MUST know what was said and this goes for every single discussion all presidents have but especially this one and even more especially when it is with Putin.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:18 PM

18. Holy Shit!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:35 PM

19. Destroying records

Last I knew, that shit was illegal. I knew they wouldn't go after him for deleted tweets but this is a whole other ball of twine. .

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:37 PM

20. Treason! Military Tribunal! nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:16 PM

23. Trump swore interpreter to secrecy after Putin meeting and took away notes:

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:22 PM

26. We knew this when it happened.

I mean, it was even in the "news' somewhere...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:32 PM

28. Trump on Jeanine Pirro now

Iím not keeping anything under wraps, I couldnít care less.Ē

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Response to mchill (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:38 PM

29. Last refuge

I'm breaking my rule of not responding (MBS posted this first) because her show is a non-event. It's purpose is reposting sin Facebook/social media. No one is watching. Football is dominating and no one watches anyway.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:50 PM

31. IF HIS ASS DON'T FRY I SWEAR I WILL LEAVE THIS COUNTRY......

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:36 PM

33. This is amusing

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:43 PM

34. Putin walked out of that meeting with a fistful of handwritten notes.

Trump came out completely empty handed.

I always thought that was really weird.

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