Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on Mon., July 16, 2018.

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.

On Thursday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted that the Trump administration would keep tight control on companies linked to Deripaska, despite the decision to ease restrictions.

With new Washington Post reporting that President Donald Trump may have taken unprecedented, and potentially illegal, measures to hide the contents of private conversations with President Vladimir Putin, we are providing you with an update on several ongoing Russian threat streams.

The Post reported that the US interpreter present at the official Hamburg meeting was approached by other administration officials seeking more information about what the two leaders discussed.

President Donald Trump has taken steps to keep the details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin from reaching other members of his administration, the Washington Post reported Saturday, leaving holes in the USA government's account of what happened during meetings between the two leaders at five locations over the past two years.

Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was present at that Hamburg meeting, which occurred at the G-20 summit.

By May 2017, both Comey and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page told House investigators past year that by the time the Federal Bureau of Investigation director was sacked and special counsel appointed, there was no hard evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. No administration officials or aides were in the room for that talk.

"Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia", Pirro asked him with a smile.

"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", Trump told Pirro, a personal friend. "I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written, and if you read the article you see that they found absolutely nothing". "The Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to get to the bottom of it". "Unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation", according to CNN. "He's taking steps that suggest that there are things being discussed here that he doesn't even want his staff to hear about or to understand".

Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times. Trump wrote Saturday, adding in a separate tweet that he's been far tougher on Russian Federation than his predecessors. My firing of James Comey was a great day for America.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), said in a statement that the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will be taking action.

I can tell you this, if you ask the folks in Russian Federation, I've been tougher on Russian Federation than anybody else, any other - probably any other president period, but certainly the last three or four presidents, modern day presidents.

The FBI had also began looking into whether Mr. Trump had obstructed justice when he fired Comey, an aspect of the investigation that was already widely known.

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