Vladimir Putin Claims He Has a ‘Recording’ of Trump-Lavrov Meeting

Well, things have certainly stepped up another notch. Less than two days after it was reported that President Donald Trump divulged highly classified information with Russian officials at a White House meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he was willing to share a transcript of the conversation to Congress. He pointed out he would only provide the evidence if the Trump administration was the one making the request. Putin is stating that Trump did not pass on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the meeting and the transcripts should prove it. As reported by CNN, the Kremlin originally said they had a “recording” of the conversation between Trump and Lavrov. The government, however, swiftly backtracked “clarifying” that what they really meant were written transcripts due to a stenographer being in the room. Perhaps the backtracking by Russia over the possession of audio recordings of the has to do with the fuss over a Russian state news agency getting exclusive access to an Oval Office meeting. You may recall that all the photos which came out of the meeting were from the Russian wire service TASS, and there was actually  an outcry over the Trump administration allowing Russian photographic equipment into the room at all. Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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