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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:20 PM

18. The "not previously reported"

has to do with an actual "memorandum" of the conversations and these conversations are being kept in a high-level secret server- not just the soundbites that have been played in the media for 2 years from a few blips of "open door" remarks he made before the U.S. media was shut out of the rest of the meeting.

Also, from what I recall, the infamous photos of Trump with the Russians were NOT pics from American media. They were the pictures taken by the Russian media who were allowed in the room for creating the photo ops (American media were not allowed in) -

Trump's meeting with Russians closed to U.S. media, but not to TASS photographer

Doug Stanglin, USATODAY Published 5:26 p.m. ET May 10, 2017 | Updated 5:53 p.m. ET May 10, 2017

At a time of strain between the White House and the media over coverage of the new administration, reporters raised questions Wednesday as to why a photographer from the Russian media, but not the U.S. press, was apparently allowed into an Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Russian officials.

The issue surfaced after photos of the meeting, including Trump shaking hands with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and controversial Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, appeared in the Russian media. The images were taken by a photographer from TASS, the Russian state-owned new agency.

The issue was further inflamed by the presence of Kislyak, who has been at the center of several controversies involving administration officials, including now fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Russian embassy even tweeted a photograph of Trump smiling broadly as he put his arm around the diplomat while shaking his hand in the Oval Office.

Flynn was fired in February for lying to Vice President Mike Pence by denying that he had discussed the issue of U.S. sanctions with Kislyak. Sessions recused himself from any investigations involving the Trump administration and Russia after acknowledging that he had failed to tell senators during his confirmation hearing that he had met previously with he diplomat.

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