Congress

It's Already Collusion

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

On Friday, the New York Times revealed an FBI investigation whether Candidate Trump had colluded-the word he hates and denies-with Russians to help his campaign. The next day, the Washington Post probed into President Trump's refusal to let his own government in on his sensitive conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other developments, Congress has renewed calls for the State Department interpreter Maria Gross, the only other American present for Trump's two-hour private meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, to share what she knows about the contents of their discussion. As the plot has thickened, so have fallacious distractions. Last year the transcripts of former President Bill Clinton's numerous meetings with the late Russian leader Boris Yeltsin were declassified, leading to persistent suggestions that Trump's relationship with Putin is much the same as Clinton's dealings with Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nonsense. I was the note-taker during almost all those conversations. The...

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