Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had leaked any serious secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting held in Washington last week and that he can bear it out with documents.
Putin said at a news conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni that Prime Minister Lavrov that what was revealed in the meeting he had with Trump were non-existent secrets as the lid was never taken off as U.S. officials claim.
Putin mocks the claims with witticism
“I spoke to him (Lavrov) today. I’ll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia’s intelligence services. It was very bad of him,” said Putin with witticism.
Putin said Russia finds it fine to submit a written transcript of Trump’s meeting with Lavrov to U.S. lawmakers if that would appease them.
A Kremlin aide, Yuri Ushakov, later informed reporters that Russia got hold of written transcripts of the talks, rather than an audio recording.
The claims cripple détente between the two world powers
The Kremlin perceived the American issues against Trump as “political schizophrenia” in the U.S., moreover, Putin said Trump was seriously hindered from performing well in the White House.
“It’s hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next,” said Putin.
“What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don’t understand the damage they’re doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt.”
Two U.S. officials alleged on Monday that Trump had taken the lid off and leaked secrets to Lavrov about a planned Islamic State underway, giving rise to controversies around Trump-Russia alleged relations.
The Kremlin has constantly pointed out that the United States officials potentially have tended to subvert Trump’s administration, raising anti-Russian slogans which would likely cripple any détente with Russia