PUTIN Announces He Will Provide Transcript Of Trump's Meeting With Russians
Putin claims US president did not share information
Vladimir Putin has confirmed he is willing to provide the transcript of Donald Trump's meeting with senior Russian officials.
Putin also insists that the US president did not share any classified intelligence. It was presumed at first, that the Russian leader was going to provide audio evidence of the meeting, but later reports revealed he is going to use a translated transcript.
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"If the US administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide a transcript of the conversation between Mr Lavrov and Mr. Trump in the US Senate and the US Congress in the event the American administration would want it, of course."
It is not clear whether the US government was aware of the meeting beeing recorded by the Russian officials.
The independent reports: The Russian president has repeatedly denied Mr Trump passed secrets to Mr Lavrov and has dismissed the scandal engulfing the former real estate mogul as "political schizophrenia."
It comes after Mr Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information about Isis to Mr Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak in a White House meeting last week, according to the Washington Post.
The information revealed by the President while in the Oval Office, was said to have been provided to the US by an American ally through a sensitive intelligence sharing arrangement.
White House officials took steps to contain the damage after the meeting, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency. It was unclear which country passed on the intelligence to US officials.
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One the most worrying aspects of the slip, was that Mr Trump revealed the city in Isis territory where the US intelligence partner detected the threat. There were claims that Russia could use the information to undermine the US, or its ally.
The development comes after the Republican leader dismissed FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into Russian collusion in the President's 2016 election campaign.