Democrats ask for access
They seek access to calls between Trump and Putin
The United States Congress wants to know the scope of the talks between the two leaders.
The parliamentary investigation against the president of the United States has already been launched and the chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, has defended the interest of knowing the content of the talks between the New York president and the Russian president , Vladimir Putin. The lawsuit takes place just a few days after the transcript of the dialogue between the Republican and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodimir Zelensky was made public, in which Trump insistently asks for an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The case has prompted investigations for an impeachment (political impeachment).
“I think the primary need here is to protect the national security of the United States and see if in the talks with other leaders - and, in particular, with Putin - the president was undermining our security with the aim of benefiting from the [electoral] campaign. ], ”Democrat Schiff said Sunday on Meet the Press, a program of the NBC network, according to statements collected by Reuters. The talks between Trump and Putin constitute especially sensitive material, given the controversial sympathy that the US president has expressed towards the Russian, when Justice and the US intelligence services accuse him of having ordered a campaign of interference in the 2016 elections Moscow already warned on Friday that it was not for the work of allowing that exposure, unlike the Ukrainian government, which gave the green light at Trump's request.
The White House has hidden some transcripts - not literals, but notes made by officials who listen to those conversations of the president - of the most delicate calls, such as those of Putin or the Saudi royal family, as published by The New York Times last Friday, citing employees and former employees of the Administration. These documents are stored on a special server for very confidential content following the leaks that occurred at the start of the Trump Administration.