Just two days ago I suggested that the Senate subpoena the White House tapes from the meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. I also suggested that if the White House tapes weren’t available, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should secure the Russian tapes of the meeting. That was all a bit tongue in check and all snarky…until today, when this story broke and it’s not the Onion:
“If the US administration finds it possible, we are ready to provide a recording of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump to the US Congress and Senate,” Putin said during a press conference.
Although Putin used the Russian word for audio recording at the press conference, his foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said that “audio is not made.”
“There is a recording kept by a special person present at conversations,” Ushakov told Russian news agencies.
I just wish he would have given us credit for giving him the idea.