Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be willing to hand over to U.S. lawmakers the transcripts of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s meeting with President Trump. According to Putin, the U.S. president had not passed on any classified information to Lavrov during their Oval Office visit last week, and such transcripts, the Russian president said, would prove it. “I spoke to him [Lavrov] today,” Putin told reporters in Moscow, before joking: “I’ll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia’s intelligence services. It was very bad of him.” A Kremlin aide reportedly clarified that Putin’s office had a written record of the conversation as opposed to an audio one.
Putin is laughing at us. Punchline: only Russia has the transcripts because the American media was locked out of the Oval by the Trump team. https://t.co/okyDuMd6Dk
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 17, 2017