Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin

Trump Repeatedly Took ‘Extraordinary’ Measures to Hide Details of Face-to-Face Meetings With Putin: Report

US officials learned of this conduct after a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin in Hamburg, Germany, when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official wanted more information than was provided by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who also attended the meeting, the Post reports.

As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years.

The extraordinary actions were reportedly brought to light when a White House advisor and senior State Department official requested further information from an interpreter who was present when the two world leaders spoke in Germany in 2017 - with no other officials attending.

The statement echoes one she gave Friday night about a New York Times report that the FBI opened a counter-intelligence investigation into the President following the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

The Washington Post report, published on Sunday, comes two days after the New York Times disclosed that the FBI had opened an investigation into Trump's relations with Russian Federation.

In an interview with Fox News, US President Donald Trump said he had never tried to hide anything about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I'm not keeping anything under wraps....

"It's been many months since Helsinki, and we still don't know what Putin and Trump talked about", Engel said.

US President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.

He did not elaborate on how anyone could obtain details of the meeting.

"The liberal media has wasted two years trying to manufacture a fake collusion scandal instead of reporting the fact that unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation", she said.

Speaking to Fox News' Jeanine Pirro, Trump denied the reporting and said, "you'd see that they found absolutely nothing".

"The president also again defended his firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey, voicing outrage over a New York Times report that as a result of the firing, the FBI had investigated if Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russian Federation".

Cellphone records show that Cohen was near Prague during the summer of 2016, supporting claims that he met there with Russian officials during the presidential election campaign, McClatchy news service has reported.

The legislation was signed reluctantly by Trump, who wanted warmer ties with Moscow and had opposed the legislation as it worked its way through Congress. "You sit with the president of various countries", Trump said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the story was so outrageously inaccurate it didn't even warrant a response.

I had a conversation like every president does.

No evidence has publicly emerged that Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian officials, the Times said.

The New York Times reported Friday that law enforcement officials had investigated whether the President was working on behalf of Russian Federation against United States interests.

Mueller has indicted 33 people in the probe and convicted some of the president's close associates.