The Wall Street Journal: Democrats vow to investigate content of Trump’s meeting with Putin

WASHINGTON — House Democrats said they would explore allegations President Trump has sought to limit documentation of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., responding to a Washington Post report about Trump’s meetings with the Russian leader, said his committee would hold hearings on the claims, in what could be one of the first actions by Democrats to probe the president since they took control of the House in January.

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“Every time Trump meets with Putin, the country is told nothing,” Engel said in a written statement. “We will be holding hearings on the mysteries swirling around Trump’s bizarre relationship with Putin.”

Trump on Saturday said claims he took extraordinary steps to keep his discussions with Mr. Putin secret were ridiculous. “I had a conversation like every president does,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “You sit with the president of various countries. I do it with all countries. I’m not keeping anything under wraps, I couldn’t care less.”

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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