(National Sentinel)Â Politics:Â In a bizarre twist to Washington media narrative that President Donald J. Trump allegedly passed along classified information to Russia diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s got proof that it didn’t happen.
And, he said, he’s willing to share it with American lawmakers.
As reported byÂ Reuters:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed any secrets onto Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it.
Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin quipped that Lavrov had not passed what he said were the non-existent secrets onto him either.
Putin said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of Trump’s meeting with Lavrov over to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them.
This begs the obvious question – did theÂ Russians tape the meeting?
Also last week, you may recall, Trump tweeted after he fired former FBI Director James B. Comey he had “better hope there aren’t any tapes” of their conversations before he goes “leaking to the press” (which apparently happened yesterday).
So, does the president have a recording device in the Oval Office?
At this point, it’s anyone’s guess as to why Putin would make such a strange “offer.” But we should always remember a) Russia isÂ no ally of the U.S. (or Trump); and b) Putin spent decades as a KGB operative, the Russian version of the CIA.
As for the claim that Trump passed along “classified” information that allegedly came from an Israeli source,Â the Israelis aren’t upset about anything, which should tell you at least that part of the story is a nothing burger.
What is most obvious by now is that it’sÂ Washington establishment press – not the Trump administration – creating most of this chaos, which is also, by the way, making the country ungovernable andÂ interrupting Trump’s big agenda items like Obamacare repeal, tax cuts, and massive infrastructure repair.
Which, of course, is the point.