Putin offers to share transcript of Trump-Russia meeting to U.S Congress
Russian president, Vladmir Putin has offered to share the Kremlin’s transcript version of the last week meeting between U.S President Donald Trump, top White House officials and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, where top-level secret information was allegedly shared.
Mainstream media in the U.S on Tuesday ran reports that Donald Trump shared information that put America’s national security at risk
And that the White House should release the transcript of Trump’s meeting with Russian officials, but Putin has offered to release his government’s transcript version of the meeting, describing describing the media reports on the issue as “political schizophrenia.”
Speaking at a press conference in Sochi, Russia, Putin said:
Trump didn’t share intelligence in the meeting, this media reports is political schizophrenia.’
“We are prepared to go there and explain our point of view to Congress if necessary,”
Trump, has however said he deserves the right to share information with any head of state he chooses to as far as it doesn’t affect national security, saying he talked about how terrorists plan using laptops to conceal bombs in airplanes.
The Senate Intelligence committee has already asked members of Trump’s administration who were present at the meeting with Russian officials to submit a briefing on what was discussed during the meeting.
The White House, responding to the allegations said;
‘It is wholly appropriate for Trump to discuss information with the Russians.
“At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the President did not disclose any military operations that weren’t already publicly known,” Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters.
“The premise of that article is false that in any way the President had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security.”