Sen. Mark Warner: I’d ‘Love to Hear’ From Tillerson About Trump’s Meeting With Putin


Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) told MSNBC tonight that he wants to hear from ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

“I would love to hear from the former secretary of state,” the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said to Chris Hayes tonight. “Clearly the President of the United States can meet one-on-one with other foreign leaders, but any time you meet with someone, particularly who has been traditionally viewed as an adversary, even if you want to meet one on one, you want to give your team a full read out of what happened.”

“It’s more than a little bizarre, if the reporting is accurate,” Warner added, “that the president took in effect the interpreter’s notes, wouldn’t share them with anyone, and I still have not heard from anyone in the administration what actually transpired between Putin and Trump in Helsinki.”

The Democratic lawmaker, who described the Helsinki incident as “embarrassing kowtowing of Mr. Trump to Vladimir Putin on the world stage,” also noted that he still isn’t ready to draw a hard conclusion on Trump’s relationship with Putin based on the shady meeting.

“We have a number of witnesses that are still on the docket and we’ve got major figures like Michael Cohen and some of the other principals we want to bring back as well as our desire we need to hear from folks like General Flynn and Paul Manafort, people who have already gone through the Justice Department proceedings,” he said. “We need have that information before we conclude.”

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