Senate Intel Chair Says He Won’t Pursue Notes on Trump Meeting With Putin

Washington Free Beacon | 1/16/2019 | Todd Shepherd
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BY: Todd Shepherd

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R., N.C.) said Wednesday he would not try to pursue avenues to obtain notes—to the extent any exist—from meetings between President Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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The remarks from Burr come on the heels of a weekend report by the Washington Post which said that Trump had taken pains to conceal details of his conversations with the Russian president, including taking possession of the notes of the conversations made by his own interpreter.

"Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson," the Post report said. "U.S. officials learned of Trump's actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson."

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CNN's Manu Raju first reported Chairman Burr's remarks.

"If I were the president, I would try to claim executive privilege in anything that had to do with him," Burr was...
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