According to Trump (via CNN), Mueller is just out to get him. They’ve got nothing… just
• 192 criminal counts
• 36 people & entities charged
• 7 people who have pleaded guilty
• 4 people sentenced to prison…
Ignore all that. But WTF DID Trump go out of his way to make sure that no records of his meetings with Putin exist?
Read these two paragraphs, from The Washington Post‘s Greg Miller,
“President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir 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….
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 States’ main adversaries.“
Trump recounted his meeting in Helsinki with Putin,
“That was a very good meeting. It was actually a very successful meeting and I have those meetings with everything. I just know nothing about it. … It was a very, very successful meeting. We talked about Israel, we talked about the pipeline that Germany is paying Russia a lot of money — I don’t think it’s appropriate. We talked about that. We talked about many subjects, but I have those meetings one-on-one with all leaders including the president of China, including prime minister of Japan, Abe. We have those meetings all the time. No big deal.”
Yeah, no big deal, I’m sure.
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