Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee blocked Democrats’ attempt to secure documents related to President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Axios reported Thursday.
Democratic committee members sought to compel the State Department to turn over the documents, as lawmakers and the American people still lack details of what the two leaders discussed while their officials were out of the room.
Republicans have shown no interest in obtaining such information: an attempt to subpoena Trump’s interpreter was also shot down by GOP lawmakers.
Intelligence officials may know what was discussed, but until more details emerge, 51% of voters believe Putin has something on Trump and even Republican lawmakers are saying Trump is an active participant in Russia's disinformation campaign. His own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, said he wishes Trump took a different tack in Helsinki.