VTKillarney wrote:2122M wrote:How many of those meetings involved the president, the foreign leader and NO OTHER staff?
Let me know if you find out the answer to this.
Oh, is it my turn to teach you how to use goggle?
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/13/68492079 ... with-putin :
""This is just at odds with how presidents have conducted diplomacy for decades and decades in the United States," said Washington Post reporter Greg Miller in a Sunday interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition. "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."
Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was present at that Hamburg meeting, which occurred at the G-20 summit.
Officials also told the Post that they never received a full, detailed account of Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki in July 2018. No administration officials or aides were in the room for that talk."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 58f1b071f1
"As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russia sought to install through what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference."
It being highly unusual and at odds with protocol are concerning, especially considering the dubious relationship between the two.
Also, does Trump think he's the king? Why is he shutting his own administration out of details relating to his conversations with Putin. It's his own administration. Coming from a business background I would hope he would value the foreign policy experience of those around him when it comes to things like Russian relations. But apparently he doesn't feel the need to share his conversations with Putin. I wonder why that is.....