In a move described as “unprecedented,” a new report reveals that Donald Trump had engaged in a “flurry of communication” with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a three-week period that started in late March earlier this year, according to a sister-network of Voice of America.
“On March 30, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone, the first of five calls between the two over a period of three weeks, a flurry of communication unprecedented during Trump’s 3 1/2 years in office,” reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL).
According to the report, only one of those five calls were shared with the press. Yet, none of those calls were posted on the White House website.
“For many Russia watchers, the flurry of behind-the-scenes phone calls and other communications is a clear indication that something’s going on,” RFERL’s Mike Eckel adds. He notes, “the two countries’ diplomats have spoken at least three times over that same period, which also coincided with an unusual shipment of Russian coronavirus-related humanitarian aid to the United States.”
NCRM reviewed titles of over 800 news briefings on the White House website, where the Press Office used to post details of all telephone calls between the President and foreign leaders, known as “readouts.”
The publication found that the White House appears to have been hiding readouts from calls between Trump and Putin.
To make matters worse, there are actually no readouts of any calls between Trump and any foreign leader that took place this year posted to the White House’s website for the public to access.
You can read the full report HERE.