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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:13 PM

White House restricted access to Trump's calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)White House efforts to limit access to President Donald Trump's conversations with foreign leaders extended to phone calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to people familiar with the matter.

Those calls -- both with leaders who maintain controversial relationships with Trump -- were among the presidential conversations that aides took remarkable steps to keep from becoming public.

In the case of Trump's call with Prince Mohammed, officials who ordinarily would have been given access to a rough transcript of the conversation never saw one, according to one of the sources. Instead, a transcript was never circulated at all, which the source said was highly unusual, particularly after a high-profile conversation.

The call - which the person said contained no especially sensitive national security secrets -- came as the White House was confronting the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which US intelligence assessments said came at the hand of the Saudi government.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/politics/white-house-restricted-trump-calls-putin-saudi/index.html




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:14 PM

1. Kick

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:15 PM

2. GOOD!!!!! It's finally time to let him go..

He is an a hole.......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. Oh Lordy, there are transcripts

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:21 PM

4. The leaks are literally flooding in, I love it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:22 PM

5. Great that it's been confirmed

but is anyone really surprised by this. There's probably a few conversations with Kim Jong Un in there as well.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 06:27 PM

6. These are private businessman to businessman and Mafia type Oligarch to another Mafia type Oligarch,

..... however could these conversations be any of our business ?

Oh wait,... trDump was s-elected to do America's business not trDump branded business. Maybe there should be a domestic and international emolument clauses added to the U.S. Constitution ?

Oh wait,.. it is already there,... trDump just ignores it so he can enrich himself at America's expense.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 07:01 PM

7. I remember hearing this last night and figured it was rumor/speculation

but apparently there are more reporting on it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:41 PM

8. Whatever is in those conversations is likely far worse than strong-arming Ukraine

unbelievable as that may be

It's very possible that all of these records are being destroyed as we (virtually) speak. Someone (not Trump) knows what's on those transcripts is damning if not outright illegal, and that person or persons are up to their eyeballs in full-on felonies, and they've already shown they're willing to break the law (again) to cover it all up. No way are they going to let us see the transcripts now.

It could be that the only way we'll find out what they contain is from Trump himself. Because he has proven time and again that he is incapable of comprehending that he's done anything wrong.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:42 PM

9. Gee, I wonder what Trump's call to the Saudis was about?

Probably how unfair the press is I bet, and what could they possibly do about it?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:31 PM

10. Please, please, please, for the love of all that is good in this world...

...let there be a transcript of Trump and MBS.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:03 AM

11. Hoping officials and aids will start resigning in mass!--and then get called as witnesses for

the House investigations of Trump!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:33 AM

12. Never thought there'd ever be anything like the WH Tapes

again, but here we are.

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