Former CIA director Leon Panetta believes that the content of the conversation between US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki should become known to the public. He told about this to Fox News.
"The president of the United States for the first time has a meeting with Putin of Russia. And Russia is not our friend. They do everything they can to undermine our security in this country.
If they have that kind of meeting, I think the president owes it to the American people to talk about what was discussed at that meeting, period.
I know - I don't think it's too much to ask that that happen. President Clinton presented to the American people what was being discussed with individuals. And besides that, he had people in the room. He had no note takers that were there that could summarize what they talked about.
Here, we don't know what went on. And I think we're entitled to know. And, frankly, if this was a good meeting, why wouldn't the president of the United States discuss with the American people what happened?" Panetta said.
A meeting of US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took place in the Finnish capital Helsinki on July 16. The leaders of the two countries spoke more than 4 hours.