Politics By K.K. REBECCA LAI JAN. 15, 2019 President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia have had at least five face-to-face meetings and nine publicly reported conversations over the phone since Mr. Trump won the election in 2016. Reports of Mr. Trump’s efforts to hide the details of some of these conversations have drawn fresh scrutiny to his relationship with the Russian president. 4 letters 9 phone calls 5 meetings Nov. 9, 2016 Congratulatory Telegram After Trump’s Election Mr. Putin was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Mr. Trump on his victory in the 2016 election, with a note Mr. Trump later described as “beautiful.” Nov. 14, 2016 First Phone Call Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump spoke for the first time, by phone. The two men agreed “on the absolutely unsatisfactory state of bilateral relations” between the United States and Russia, according to a statement from the Kremlin. Trump’s office … [Read more...] about Every Time Trump Has Talked to Putin
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery. Supported by ByPeter Baker Jan. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — The first time they met was in Germany. President Trump took his interpreter’s notes afterward and ordered him not to disclose what he heard to anyone. Later that night, at a dinner, Mr. Trump pulled up a seat next to President Vladimir V. Putin to talk without any American witnesses at all. Their third encounter was in Vietnam when Mr. Trump seemed to take Mr. Putin’s word that he had not interfered in American elections. A formal summit meeting followed in Helsinki, Finland, where the two leaders kicked out everyone but the interpreters. Most recently, they chatted in Buenos Aires after Mr. Trump said they would not meet because of Russian aggression. Mr. Trump has … [Read more...] about Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress Supported by ByJulian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg Jan. 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s efforts to hide his conversations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and new details about the F.B.I. inquiry into his ties to Moscow have intensified debate over his relationship with Russia, adding fuel to Democrats’ budding investigations of his presidency and potentially setting up a clash between the White House and Congress. Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, who now leads the Intelligence Committee as part of the new Democratic House majority, implored his Republican colleagues Sunday to support his effort to obtain notes or testimony from the interpreter in one of the private … [Read more...] about Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises It Supported by Dec. 21, 2018 Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned. He went to the White House to convince Mr. Trump to keep American troops in Syria, officials said, and told the president he was resigning after he was rebuffed. Here are more details, and here’s Mr. Mattis’s full letter of resignation. • Mr. Trump defended his plan to withdraw American troops from Syria, saying that the United States should not be “the Policeman of the Middle East.” • President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia hailed Mr. Trump’s decision on Syria. It was a tactical victory for Mr. Putin, who … [Read more...] about On Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises It
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | Vladimir Putin Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Supported by ByAndrew E. Kramer Dec. 20, 2018 MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday welcomed President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from Syria, calling it “the right decision.” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday that he was ordering the withdrawal because the United States military had achieved its goal of defeating the Islamic State militant group in Syria. But the move caught many by surprise, including some of his military and diplomatic advisers. It has also drawn criticism, even among Republicans, for abandoning Kurdish allies in the fight against the Islamic State and for aiding the geopolitical ambitions of Iran and Russia in the Middle East. Speaking at his annual news conference, … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal From Syria