Putin Ready To Give Congress Transcript Of Trump-Lavrov Conversation To Prove No Secrets Were Revealed

Tyler Durden's picture

As the quest to unearth just what Trump told Russian foreign minister Lavrov continued, an unexpected development emerged on Wednesday morning, when none other than Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Trump did not share any classified information or state secrets to foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and to prove it he was ready to hand over a transcript of the talks between Putin and Lavrov to Congress if the White House requests it.

"If the US administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide the Senate and Congress with the transcript of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump," Putin said at a press conference, following a meeting with the Italian prime minister on Wednesday.

While initially Reuters reported that Putin was ready to give a "recording" of the conversation, a subsequent clarification by Reuters quoted a Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov who says "Putin is prepared to provide a transcript, not audio recording, of Trump and Lavrov meeting." Arguably, that's because the last thing the White House needs right now is someone else recording conversations.

Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin jocked that Lavrov was at fault for not passing on what he made clear he believed were non-existent secrets.

"I spoke to him (Lavrov) today," said Putin with a smile. "I'll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him."

As for the reason behind Putin's generous offer: the Russian president said that the latest reports about Trump revealing security secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have become "political schizophrenia", and Russia is willing to help resolve these, adding Russia highly appreciates results of Trump-Lavrov talks.

"We are seeing in the US a developing political schizophrenia," Putin said quoted by RT. "There is no other way I can explain the accusations against the acting US president that he gave away some secrets to Lavrov" and added that "it's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next," said Putin.

"What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt."

"Anyway, this is a US matter, and we don't want and don't plan to interfere," the Russian president said.

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Playtime's Over's picture

Mean ole Russians killing our ISIS experiment. Forever they be damned.

new game's picture

curve balls today! take a swing at that, deep state!

strike one...

no balls, lol.

jomama's picture

If Trump bombing Syria didn't prove to you that he's Deep State, you might be an idiot.

el buitre's picture

It's still an open question.  Time will tell.

GoinFawr's picture

Time will tell

Like on "Crushed Groove" being a bigger film than "ET"!

ebear's picture

Ah yes... the Potemkin airfield bombing.

That definitely proves something!

red1chief's picture

It appears Trump has not gotten the memo that IS is a US proxy. Things will get worse for Trump from here, and if things drag out for a while a buying opportunity will be created.

FranSix's picture

Surprise, surprise. Who could not have forseen that Russssiiiaaaans (à la Bill Nighy in Pirates Of The Carribean) would be undermining U.S. politics?

DuneCreature's picture

Bibi said it was O-kay dokay to release the tapes and transcripts.

Certain tapes and transcripts that he will be happy to supply.


And for the love of all that is Holy and Chosen, DO NOT even mention Operation Talpiot, Vlad.

Live Hard, Want To Know Who's Really In Charge? ... It Is The One Riding The Elephant In The Room That Is Never, Ever Mentioned, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

OldPost's picture

I never ate this much popcorn in my previous 64 years on the planet...

roadhazard's picture

I know, right. Trump make Dubya look intelligent.

Xena fobe's picture

Trollling may he an enjoyable passtime fot you.  But you aren't convincing anyone of anything.  This is basically a financial site.  Members are comfortable with scentific thinking. You are out of your league here.

opport.knocks's picture

Does Puitin not know the first rule of MSM? The publication of documented, verifiable facts is taboo, only anonymous sources and inuendo are allowed. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

To go with those WEAPONS OF ""MASS DISTRACTION"...

Might I suggest that Vladimir also throws these in as a "teaser" at the end of his "bombshell"



Bernardo Gui's picture

The media will interpret this as more "proof" of collusion between Trump and Putin. After all, how could their candidate be beaten by Trump if not for Russian interference? The media will stick to its narrative without regard to the facts.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


It begs the question. Aren't there any whores in the mainstream media wilderness left to tell the American public "WHY" CNN, FOX, NBC,CBS and ABC refuse to tell them that

1) Russia is the Worlds largest ENERGY PRODUCER

2) Has no DEBT and paid off ALL OF IT'S post-Soviet debt obligations to the Western CBs

3) Has developed it's own payment system for banks to replace SWIFT


el buitre's picture

4) Has surpassed the USSA in weapons technology at 10% the budget.

5) Has 20K+ MTons of gold under the Kremlin compared to a 55 gallon drum in Fort Knox.

6) Has the sexiest foreign ministry spokesperson on the planet.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Thanks eb

And my apologies for forgetting those addition(s).

ebear's picture

"Has the sexiest foreign ministry spokesperson on the planet."


Check it:



roadhazard's picture

Pootin cracks me up. All he has said so far is, "leave us alone, we didn't do nothing." Now he wants to defend his buddy ?

tmosley's picture

You are in favor of an ongoing adversarial relationship between the US and Russia then?

roadhazard's picture

Actually I'm all for Pootin showing proof of Anything.  Proof of a meeting is pretty weak though.

GoinFawr's picture

Are you in favor of an enduring partnership with a totalitarian state then?

Or is that politically incorrect? Just what is Russia these days anyway (besides irreproachable, I mean), now that 'communism has collapsed' there and everything?

While we're on the subject of choosing allies wisely: Puckering up to Saudi Kings all good too?

el buitre's picture

Hey Roadhazard, pass on my regards to Bibi.

GoinFawr's picture

THe President sends his too,

“You truly have a great prime minister… he’s a winner, highly respected and highly thought of by all.”

Von Berger's picture

go on Vlad put the fuck in to the sceptics.

gcjohns1971's picture

MEDIA:  No reasonable person could have an issue with the Hillary unsecured Server spewing TOP SECRET CODEWORD information all over the internet...the cell phone network, and to Anthony Wiener's Tinder account.  As Secretary of State she has full authority to determine how she would like to handle such data.  Perhaps mistakes were made, but they were innocent mistakes.

P.S.  Ignore Benghazi, ignore Uranium-gate, ignore the Clinton foundation.  There's nothing to see here. Ignore the obvious contradictory statements.  Move along.


MEDIA: Trump should be impeached for sharing classified data, then tried and jailed.   As President he has no authority there.  He also keeps improperly dismissing people, and attempting to install his own supporters.   It must be because they discovered he is a Manchurian candidate for Russia.


Media looks absolutely crazy here.  

The assertion that unelected and un-named intelligence official's policy and dictates supersede those of the Elected President IS FAR MORE DANGEROUS than a Manchurian candidate.

The Manchurian Candidate is limited by the need to keep his agency secret.

Unelected intelligence officials have been responsible for every death camp, gas chamber, and mass-grave in history.  Once enshrined there is no limit to their power.

Bill of Rights's picture


oldguyonBMXbike's picture

A transcript is not proof, lol.

Bill of Rights's picture

Its called meeting minutes retard. ...

Mroex's picture

+1,000 Great point great counter punch and TRUE!!

Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's picture

Of course...didn't you get the memo on that?  LOL

ebear's picture

I wrote a memo to myself recently.  It reads:

Green tape, electrical tape, rubber cement, matt spray.

Fucked if I know what it means.

css1971's picture

Some epic trolling there by Putin/Lavrov.


You couldn't make this up. Nobody would believe you.

Arrest Hillary's picture

"We white guys .... gotta stick together !" Anonymouse Soviet Wonk

Bill of Rights's picture

The fuck race have to do with it....is it retard hour here on ZH?

Arnold's picture

I chuckled at the black humor, Bill.

Stan522's picture

So.... everyone was recording the conversation including Lavrov

smacker's picture


If Putin provided a "transcript" of the meeting, the alt-left manic insurgents and destroyers will claim it doesn't accurately reflect what was discussed.

If Putin released an actual "recording", they'll claim it's been edited and doctored. Another investigation will be demanded.

In either case, they'll claim it is evidence of collusion between Trump & Putin.

The alt-left MIC/Dems/Neocons/DeepState war machine marches on.

Bill of Rights's picture

The alt left can go fuck themselves and everyone in it...

A. Boaty's picture

Infrastructure, tax reform, health care, squirrel!

Fake Trump's picture

Forget them. Trump's bullshits.hi

ebear's picture

I'd say forcing everyone to show their colors was his main contribution, whether intended or not.  The rest is just window dressing.


shadow54's picture

Putin said the media is preventing Trump from doing his job. Exactly right. This new Russia Classified is just more MSM total crap. They dress it up in newsprint and put it on the front page so it looks serious, but anyone that can read can see what tabloid trash it is.

The same goes with the so-called memo. Comey's scribbling, if it exists, isn't proof of anything. Even a word-for-word transcript has to be recorded by a credible third-party source.

Could you go into a meeting with your boss, scribble a note, and later claim it is legal proof he said something he says he did not say.

Certainly not.

The media did not interview Comey, and these sources may not even exist. Most of these stories could be just based on hearsay that roaming reporters picked up or made up. They could have cooked this up in a bar and created a phony story.

If a source wants to impeach Trump, he or she has to come forward and present real evidence.