Asked bluntly if he is a Russian agent, Trump says it’s an insulting question
Another Report Claims US Prez Hid Details Of Face-To-Face Talks With Putin
The Washington Post revealed that Trump ‘has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of notes of his own interpreter’. Trump rejected the story, saying, ‘I’m not keeping anything under wraps — I couldn’t care less, it’s so ridiculous’ hington Post say the White House is ‘chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan.’ The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE,” Trump maintained, revealing, “In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me, and... ....I do have a plan on the Shutdown.”
He added, “But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!”
The remark left pundits wondering if he saw his election victory as license to do as it pleases him. The opposition Democrats, who won the midterm Congressional elections and have recaptured the House of Representatives, and who have also said “elections have consequences,” are circling around the Republican president, promising intense scrutiny into his conduct.
Representative Eliot Engel, Democrat of New York and the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that his panel would hold hearings on “the mysteries swirling around Trump’s bizarre relationship with Putin and his cronies, and how those dark dealings affect our national security.”
Separately, Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN he’d like to get the notes of the meeting that the President had with Putin. “There was a translator so I’m sure she took notes down simultaneously in order to translate. Unless she’s destroyed them, they would be of interest,” he said.
The idea that the president of the US could be an asset or stooge of another country has rattled many in the the foreign policy and national security community. “Incredible dangerous national security situation,” tweeted former four-star general Barry McCaffrey, referring to the Washington Post story.