Donald Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.

By |2019-01-13T05:42:46-08:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments

Nothing suspicious about that. Except, you know, everything. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

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.

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 Trump’s 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 States’ main adversaries.

As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s 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.

After this story was published online, Trump said in an interview late Saturday with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that he did not take particular steps to conceal his private meetings with Putin and attacked The Washington Post and its owner Jeffrey P. Bezos.

He said he talked with Putin about Israel, among other subjects. “Anyone could have listened to that meeting. That meeting is open for grabs,” he said, without offering specifics.

When Pirro asked if he is or has ever been working for Russia, Trump responded, “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.”

However, you will notice that he never once denied that he was working for Russia.

Seriously, how much more evidence do people need?

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  1. Sing Sing little Sparrows January 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

    101 “Russia contacts is shocking.

    Just as shocking, the Moscow Project points out that team Trump tried to cover up every single one of those Russia contacts. The report describes over 15 different cases where people in the Trump campaign issued false denials about its contacts with Russia. What was going on?
    WE have enough information to conclude that Donald Trump is probably guilty of treason and espionage, which are capital offenses.
    There is more than enough evidence of not just “collusion” but also illegal conspiracy, espionage and treason. It is time for Donald Trump to leave the White House and take up residence in a federal prison, where he belongs.

    Leavenworth, in Chelsea Elizabeth Manning’s old cell.

  2. Dinty January 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Is Trump receiving orders directly tweeted from a Russian billionaire?

    • Ray Charles January 13, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Russia issuing Trump his marching orders?

      Klyushin (Russian billionaire) is telling Trump when to declare the emergency.

      Klushin previously tweeted directions to Trump to remove Brennan’s security clearance and two days later, the White House released the memo removing Brennan’s clearance. (Aug, 2018)

      Klyushin later suggests Ivanka should head the World Bank, but there is a threat to his second tweet:
      ‘I am sure your beauty Ivanka everything will work out. You know what to do

      Translated from Russian by Google…

    • anon January 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

      There are no clear answers forthcoming from the White House about why a Putin ally would announce a White House intelligence decision before the president announced it himself, and long before the American people were informed. August 16, 2018

  3. Ron Johnson (R-WIng) January 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    ” “I have seen evidence of collusion between Democrats and Russia with the Steele dossier. We still don’t have the information on that, so there are a host of questions outstanding on all sides of the issue.” “We need the information on this so we can get past the innuendo and deal with facts because we have serious issues facing this nation and it’s not good we have this cloud hanging over any administration whether it’s this one or previous administrations or next administrations.”

    “We know for a fact that Paul Manafort provided campaign data to Konstantin Kilimnik who has ties to Russian military intelligence — so there’s that,” “We also know for a fact, we also know Democrats paid for the Steele dossier,” ”

  4. Anonymous January 13, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Ugh. Gryph. Why let a right wing nut job onto this site? I feel like we have been contaminated.

  5. Kink$ all January 13, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Cruz is selling out his country to protect himself and his corrupt president.
    Cruz’s comments are a reminder that the Russia scandal is more than a Trump scandal. It’s a Republican Party scandal.

    CONgress is responsible for oversight, not meddling in investigations. Graham seems to forget it is he and his Republican colleagues who actually have refused to do their job of checks and balances on this president. That is their job, not the FBI’s job.
    Trump concealing the content of his meetings with Putin doesn’t look good. “The last thing that an innocent president who was suspected of conspiring with the Russians would do is hide all evidence of his meetings with Putin.”
    Graham, who once said of Trump, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed … and we will deserve it,” is more concerned about the FBI’s process in protecting our country from a hostile foreign power possibly gaining access to our White House via Trump than he is the very real possibility that Donald Trump is not working in America’s best interests.
    Graham is trying to intimidate the FBI from doing the job that both chambers of the then Republican-led CONgress refused to do. This is exceptionally bizarre behavior for someone who has taken an oath to “support and defend the Constitution.””

    • teddy the 'KINK' cruZZer January 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      ““There is an incredible divide between Washington and the rest of the country. When it comes to Bob Mueller and the Russia investigation, the mainstream media, Washington is obsessed with it. And when you get outside the Beltway, I don’t find anybody concerned with this at all,””
      ““So the questions I get are not about the latest obsession and allegations about Russia, Russia, Russia. They’re about when are we actually going to secure the border? When are we going to keep making this country safer? So that’s going to stay my focus.””<RiiiggghhhttT

  6. Anonymous January 13, 2019 at 9:45 am

    But we at this site had trump pegged as the treasonous bastard he is long before his so called election. I mean, he was up to his neck with russains. Just took a while to get a clue that putin had bought out or blackmailed the entire republican party. Maria whatserface handled the gun lovin faction. That putin. He sure knows how to take over countries. Wo der when the rest of us will be made to bow down to him. Whats the plan?

  7. anonymous January 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

    ““And they have a lot of really good details about what the Russians have done to the United States and what Americans have done to work with them to help them.””

  8. Anonymous January 13, 2019 at 10:32 am

    “The secrecy “is not only unusual by historical standards, it is outrageous,” said Strobe Talbott, a former deputy secretary of state. “It handicaps the U.S. government — the experts and advisers and Cabinet officers who are there to serve” and it also “gives Putin much more scope to manipulate Trump.” Lawmakers have also found the secrecy shocking and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has vowed to launch an investigation.”

  9. JC January 13, 2019 at 1:34 pm
  10. :-) January 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    ““Because the conversation $he translated was a CONversation with Putin,” lawyer George CONway agreed.”

  11. WA Skeptic January 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    “I am shocked; SHOCKED to learn that there is gambling here”…

  12. Anonymous January 13, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    If he has nothing to hide then why is he hiding the notes 🙂

    it could be he just doesn’t want us to “find” out how really stupid he is (like we don’t already know) or maybe putin used “big people” words and little donnie didn’t understand at all what they were talking about

    more than likely he was “colluding” with his boss

    enough of this crap, he doesn’t work for a private company any longer, force him to give up the notes and call in the translator, we the people have the right to know exactly what he gave away to putin this time around.

  13. Anonymous January 13, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    OT, and it could be a troll….I am skeptical simply because an anonymous Reddit post seems too convenient…. But there’s a user on Reddit (u/hwswDev) who claims that they know Trump was abusing Ivanka when she was 5 because their daycare teachers called CPS. They said it ended up being covered up, and this might be in the file of kompromat that Putin has on Trump.

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