“This is a conspiracy that has no relation to reality”

Congressional Democrats raised the possibility of subpoenaing the translator.
“This is a conspiracy that has no relation to reality”
15 January 11:42 2019 Print This Article

The Post reported Trump took notes that his interpreter made during a 2017 meeting in Hamburg with Putin and told him not to divulge details to other administration officials.

The Kremlin has brushed off the most recent round of media reports suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump may have acted in the interests of Russia, describing the claims as a “conspiracy”: “This is a conspiracy that has no relation to reality,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a New York Times report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against U.S. interests. He also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confiscated his interpreter’s notes.

Peskov also reiterated the argument that Trump is a victim of hostile forces in the United States. “America has found itself in a unique situation: there’s both a social and government divide,” Peskov said. “This results in difficult conditions which Trump has to work in.”

On Saturday, the Post reported Trump took notes that his interpreter made during a 2017 meeting in Hamburg with Putin and told him not to divulge details to other administration officials.

Congressional Democrats raised the possibility of subpoenaing the translator.

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