Trump Tries To Destroy Records – Top Dems Fight Back Hard

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Somebody should tell President Trump that trying to hide or destroy records which, by law, should not be tampered with, is a really bad way to make intelligent people believe you’re innocent. Then again, he has said he “loves the poorly educated.” So, maybe he just didn’t expect Congress to be smarter than his supporters are.

Monday, in response to reports that details of communications between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin may have been hidden or destroyed, senior U.S. Democrats Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence committee, Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee. and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight and Reform committee demanded the Trump administration provide them with “information on the substance of the leaders conversations, any notes or documents related to the talks, and whether Trump or anyone acting on his behalf concealed or misrepresented the substance of the communications.” They also asked to interview translators and other staff involved in their conversations.

Trump has been much more careful about information leaking from his meetings with foreign dictators than he has about goings on in his own administration. It seems as though every detail of what happens in the White House ends up on the front pages within days if not hours, regardless of national security issues.

Of course, his public meetings are easy to find:

So, why is Trump so much more careful to keep his dealings with foreign “bad hombres” secret? If those meetings are as successful as Trump claims, why would he not want people to know about it?

Of course, “many people” believe the answer is that Trump, whether he knows it or not, is a Russian puppet.

According to a statement released by Representatives Schiff, Engel, and Cummings:

‘President Trump, on multiple occasions, appears to have taken steps to conceal the details of his communications with President Putin from other administration officials, Congress, and the American people.’

The representatives also requested to interview “any staff who were at Trump’s meetings with Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017, and their summit meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.”

‘Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight over the Department and the White House to determine, among other things, the impact of those communications on U.S. foreign policy, whether federal officials, including President Trump, have acted in the national interest, and whether the applicable laws, regulations, and agency procedures with respect to diplomatic communications with President Putin and other foreign leaders have been complied with and remain sufficient.’

The representatives closed with the following:

‘Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight over the Department and the White House to determine, among other things, the impact of those communications on U.S. foreign policy, whether federal officials, including President Trump, have acted in the national interest, and whether the applicable laws, regulations, and agency procedures with respect to diplomatic communications with President Putin and other foreign leaders have been complied with and remain sufficient.’

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