RUSSIA PREPARED TO RELEASE TRANSCRIPT OF TRUMP-LAVROV MEETING TO DEBUNK WITCH HUNT
Putin calls “destabilizing” U.S. political atmosphere “schizophrenic”
MAY 17, 2017
Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced that Moscow is seeking permission from the Trump administration to release a full record of the President’s meeting with Russian officials to Congress to show Trump did not disclose sensitive classified information during talks.
“If the U.S. administration considers it possible, we are ready to submit a transcript of Lavrov’s talk with Trump to the U.S. Senate and Congress, if, of course, the U.S. administration would want this,” Putin told the press after a meeting in Sochi with prime minister of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni.
He went on to address the increasingly volatile state of affairs in American politics, saying that pushers of the ‘Russian conspiracy theory’ are either “stupid” or “dangerous and corrupt.”
“You know what surprises me? Those who are destabilizing the internal US political situation using anti-Russian slogans either don’t understand that they are bringing this nonsense in on their own side, and then they are just stupid, or else they understand everything, and then they are dangerous and corrupt people.”
He took the opportunity to tweak the international media, employing mocking humor to dispel the notion that Trump divulged top-secret intelligence to Russian Ambassador Sergey Lavrov, but that Lavrov had not passed it on to his superiors.
“At the same time, we see that the United States has been developing political schizophrenia, this is the only thing I can think of when I hear allegations saying that the president has revealed some secrets to Lavrov,” he assessed, before adding jokingly, “I will have to reprimand him because he shared these secrets neither with me nor with the Russian secret services which is very inappropriate on his part.”
“As for the message I delivered to Mr. Prime Minister, it is of a secret nature, I cannot tell you about it,” he quipped regarding his rendezvous with Gentiloni.
President Trump addressed the accusations originally concocted by the Washington Post, saying, “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
Kremlin spokespeople offered their own reactions to the latest chapter in the contrived Russia-Trump witch hunt yesterday, calling it “utter nonsense,” and saying that mainstream U.S. newspapers should not be read or taken seriously.
“They can be used in different ways, but there is no need to read lately,”ridiculed Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. “It is not only unhealthy, but dangerous.”