Democrats Want Trump's Helsinki Translator Hauled In Front Of Congress To Testify

At least two Congressional Democrats are calling for Trump's interpreter to testify about the private one-on-one meeting held between the US President and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Both Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Rep. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made similar requests this week.

Kennedy tweeted on Monday: "@realDonaldTrump’s translator should come before Congress and testify as to what was said privately immediately."

And Rep. Shaheen tweeted on Tuesday: "I’m calling for a hearing with the U.S. interpreter who was present during President Trump’s meeting with Putin to uncover what they discussed privately."

Neither Democratic reps addressed whether such testimony would violate the translator's professional code of ethics or government rules. 

Trump has drawn rebuke over his warm tone towards Putin during last weekend's summit in Helsinki, Finland - along with what the President says was a mis-statement on his opinion over Russian hacking. 

Before a meeting with GOP lawmakers on Tuesday, Trump told reporters that he misspoke in Helsinki and that when he said he saw no reason why it "would" be Russia that interfered, he meant to say he saw no reason why it "wouldn't."

Trump added that he has "full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies."

"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said, but then, calling into question the extent of his acceptance, he added that it "could be other people also, there are a lot of people out there." -NPR

Considering that both House and Senate investigative panels are controlled by Republicans, calls to have Trump's translator testify will fall flat unless there is GOP support. 


HopefulCynical Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:51 Permalink

I want the Democrats hauled in front of a fucking firing squad. This is now open treason against the Republic. Goddamn assblasted communists. WE REJECTED YOUR SORRY ASSES AT THE BALLOT BOX. DON'T MAKE US RESORT TO THE CARTRIDGE BOX.

Free This natronic Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

I want CON-gress and all the alphabet agencies hauled in front of a Military Tribunal to be tried for TREASON!

This shit cannot stand!

I trust TRUMP and the FREEDOM CAUCUS ONLY! The rest can swing after a fair trial! All information made public, this is FUCKING RIDICULOUS! No more closed door shit, no more secret bullshit, let's just get it out in the open OR LET'S GET IT ON!

I, for one, am not fucking dicking around any more! They have us at each other throats, meanwhile the Communist LEFT is taking over our country on step at a time - the Overton Window! One day soon, we will have no country!

Sic Semper Tyannis - get on board or FUCK OFF!


Sorry to all that I lost my cool, I am just ready to eat someone already!


Gawd, I feel better. I killed about 50 Japanese Beetles in my yard - broke a broom and a rake doing it - but I feel better!

Just waiting for them to hoard up again - and I am back at it. I gotta take my frustrations out on something!

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chumbawamba Free This Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:58 Permalink

Cheeto Messiah brought this onto himself by being unprincipled.

This is what happens when you flitter through Washington enunciating inanities and catering to whatever whim and idiocy thrown at you.

Der Trumpenfuhrer could have held his ground and told the warmongerers to fuck off, but no, he buckled, like Building 7.

Sad and pathetic.


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ThePhantom Hal n back Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

become what you hate and do it to others.... sounds great but NO THANKS . its not the answer and its a cycle that feeds on itslef without end until people are taking pot shots at eachother just cuz they look like they might be from the other side .

there is  a saying that love conquers all ... force leads to force and then more force for ever... a cycle of violence that will not go away. love is something else.. i can't say what it is , only what it is not..

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Farqued Up caconhma Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:37 Permalink

JFK was killed when I was a junior in college. I assure I hated him, but after I dug into his proposals I wish he had lived to see them finished. We would not be languishing in this financial cess pool as we are now. The worst part is that they have printed zillions and have used it to ransack every share of stock available.

I now know the difference between communism and fascism, commies confiscate outright with laws and raw power of the central Gov by having the slaves disarmed. Fascists use fiat currency and fakery and slight of hand and simply use Monopoly money to buy up the assets. This is necessary because their continuous assault on the 2nd Amendment hasn’t worked in the  USA so the Fascists know that any attempt to steal everything out in the light of day will result in them being shot dead. They depend on the absolute corruption of the corrupted 3 letter agencies to lie and cover for the Babylonian Gypsies.

IMO, the agencies cannot be cleaned up, they routinely invent pristine single bullets to cover. I don’t believe that anything can be salvaged after watching Stro-zack with his contingency of sycophants backing him up. If the vast majority of the employees are good, professional, decent people, this shit would have been exposed back when The cross dresser was heading it. The JFK fiasco in Dealy Plaza should have shut down all of the alphabets shortly afterwards if the majority were GOOD people, so many should have become whistleblowers that we wouldn’t be in this shit now.

JFK was the bellweather pivot point when we all should have recognized the alphabet quagmire, it emboldened them to the extent that our oligarchs then proceeded to murder tens of millions of innocent souls and even murdered tens of thousands of their own subjects in undeclared wars and attacks directly on 911, OK City, Vegas, ad infinitum.



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Baron von Bud GoinFawr Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

When will they question Hillary about the $400m Putin said she got from the intel agencies? And what about the Haiti money? What about the $140m she accepted after Uranium One. And what about the cash-for-speeches money Bill got from foreign governments while she was SoS? This repeating cycle of graft is right before their eyes with a plenitude of documentation and witnesses. Why won't the Republicans act? That's the biggest story of them all.

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BarkingCat caconhma Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:41 Permalink

While I do plenty of criticizing of Trump, your statement is pure bullshit.

He scrambled 2 things that Obama tried to tie our hands with: TPP and Paris Accords. 

While I will be extremly disappointed if he does nothing else, those 2 things alone make his presidency a very positive one.

Additionally,  he has kept the criminal duo from setting up their extortion operation in the White House.

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Koba the Dread Baron von Bud Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:17 Permalink

"The" Republicans won't act because most of them are whores to lobbyists. Some Republicans are John McCain, for example.

The US is already in a civil war. Tip it any further right now and we will all be flushed away.

Trump is taking his time, biding his time. If 'the' Republicans retain both houses of Congress after the November election, then the fur will start to fly.

This has been going on since at least the 1940 presidential election when British secret agents rigged the Republican convention and put up Wilkie as the Republican nominee for president. Year I was born! So this has been going on now for almost 78 years.

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Yellow_Snow DingleBarryObummer Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:15 Permalink

There's more to all this... 

Putin knows stuff about the DNC corruption, the Mueller investigation, the e-mails...

The Clinton Crime Syndicate (includes most high level Democrats PLUS Republicans) is petrified of Trump and Putin sharing information

Stuff that could expose Clinton, DNC, and others...  and lead to being seriously damaged or imprisonment


Putin likely opened up a high level communication channel with Trump


The Clinton Crime Syndicate is likely far worse than anyone has previously imagined...

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ThanksChump SpanishGoop Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:09 Permalink

That's unlikely. Putin is aware that Trump has to keep the rabid (but retarded) wolfpack at bay, and he'd help Trump (dirt, intel, etc) if he could do it without risking anything. But he won't take risks and he has no strategic motivation.


After all, Putin only has to wait in order to defeat America as it has existed for the past 26 years. Why would he do anything to slow that down?

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Expendable Container Yellow_Snow Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:51 Permalink


"I get emails from Trump haters constantly. They tell me that our President is just the flip side of the same globalist coin we would have gotten with Hillary Clinton. But I don't buy it. And I wonder, is it not even acceptable to highlight and report about the good things President Trump has done? We have been lied to and betrayed for so long that I wonder, are many Americans suffering from some hybrid version of Stockholm syndrome? I take my case to the President himself."

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