Report: WH Hid Trump’s Calls With Putin Amid ‘Flurry Of Communication’ In April
President Trump is reported to have engaged in a “flurry of communication” with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year, according to The New Civil Rights Movement.
- The pair reportedly exchanged five phone calls over a three week period, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) reported:
“On March 30, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone, the first of five calls between the two over a period of three weeks, a flurry of communication unprecedented during Trump’s 3 1/2 years in office.”
- Mike Erkel of RFERL added:
“For many Russia watchers, the flurry of behind-the-scenes phone calls and other communications is a clear indication that something’s going on.”
- Erkel also noted that “the two countries’ diplomats have spoken at least three times over that same period, which also coincided with an unusual shipment of Russian coronavirus-related humanitarian aid to the United States.”
- Of the five calls between the two presidents during those three weeks, only the call that occurred on March 30th was shared with the press and none were posted to the White House’s website. However, the pair also spoke on April 9, April 10, and April 12.
- NCRM reported that a review of more than 800 news briefings on the White House website revealed that the White House appears to be hiding “readouts” from calls between Trump and Putin.
- Further, the publication reported: “In fact, in a serious deviation, there are no readouts of any calls between President Trump and any foreign leader that took place this year, posted to the White House’s website for the public to access.”