After his much-publicized, two-and a quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Trump met informally with the Russian leader for an additional hour later the same day.
The second meeting, unreported at the time, took place at a dinner for G-20 leaders, a senior administration official said. Halfway through the meal, Trump left his own seat to occupy a chair next to Putin. Trump was alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter. (our emphasis)Cutting a deal to Make America Great Again, no doubt.
Trump shared intell. from US ally w Russians in Oval Office meeting in May. What cld he have said to Putin? https://t.co/12evKlr1dL via @WSJ— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) July 19, 2017
POTUS compromised. Kremlin has the only record of the exchange, free to doctor it or use it to nefarious purpose. https://t.co/rFqRaBZhrT— Strobe Talbott (@strobetalbott) July 19, 2017
As an intelligence officer in Afghanistan, I always preferred it when my sources came alone. I'm sure Putin feels the same way. https://t.co/P99VN6gQu1— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) July 18, 2017