President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump calls for global warming to return in the winter storm. Meadows re-elected House Freedom Caucus chairman Schultz late last year with Russian President Vladimir Putin without a translator or assistant to his present government.
The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Trump was sitting with Putin on the sidelines of the summit of the group of 20 (G-20) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in late November after an evening event.
Trump was picked up by his wife Melania Trump but at the meeting there was no writer or translator from the US. Putin was reportedly accompanied by a translator with all four sitting around a table.
A Russian government official told the Financial Times that the speech lasted about 15 minutes and included discussions about the Syrian conflict and a clash between Russian troops and the Russian Federation. Ukrainian Navy Trump and Putin also discussed the potential for a formal meeting said the official.
The White House previously admitted that Trump had met with Putin during the summit meeting for an "informal conversation" without giving details. The White House did not comment on the report on Tuesday.
Trump should formally meet with Putin at the G-20 summit, but rejected these plans when he picked up Argentina, citing Moscow's military tensions with Ukraine
days before the summit said Ukraine, Russia shot at some of his ships in Kerch Strait near Crimea, hit two ships and injured two crew members. Russia then confiscated both ships and a tug, Ukraine said.
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, leading to significant international setbacks and sanctions against Moscow.
Trump has since been critically watched for his rhetoric and his crackdown on Putin and Russia.
The New York Times reported earlier this month that the FBI was so concerned about Trump's downing of the former director of the office, James Comey . James Brien ComeyAndrew McCarthy: The indictment makes it clear that there was no Trump -Russia conspiracy Trump tries to postpone the narrative after the indictment of Stein Who allowed abuse by the FISA? New Attorney General Must Know MORE In 2017, an investigation was initiated into whether the President was acting on behalf of Russian interests.
The President denies the report and says he has never worked for Russia.
One day after the Times report, the Washington Post reported that Trump had given details of his meetings with Putin from his senior officials in his administration, including the reluctance to take notes from an interpreter.
The Democrats have raised the possibility of witnessing the President's interpreter or presenting their notes of Trump's meeting with Putin. Critics of this route indicated that there would be a problematic precedent.
Trump has repeatedly insisted that it would be beneficial for the US to maintain closer relations with Russia, while at the same time triggering a special lawyer Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: The US should welcome Müller's decision to cite the Investigation of MORE on Russia's interference in the 2016 elections as a "witch hunt" (19659023) (function (d, s, id)
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