The Democrats who head two Senate committees sent a letter to President Donald Trump with a request to give the Congress an opportunity to question his translators who were present at his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, as The Hill reported.
“In light of the continuing level of secrecy shrouding your interactions with the Russian leader, we insist that the interpreters for these interactions, especially the individual who interpreted for your meeting with President Putin in Helsinki, be made immediately available for interviews with the relevant committees in Congress,” they wrote.
Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the international relations, and Jack Reed, the Head of the Armed Service Committee, initiated the letter.
“We believe it to be in the national security interests of the United States that any record of these conversations be preserved and immediately provided to Congress,” the letter says.
As it was reported, President of the United States Donald Trump was hiding the details of the first negotiations with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg in 2017.
On November 28, the U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cancel the meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin due to Russia’s aggressive capture of the Ukrainian vessels and sailors in Azov Sea.