Last updated on July 5, 2020
Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of security agencies to archive WhatsApp among other channels.
“The president himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.” when speaking to Vlad Putin as two guys in a steam room.
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) June 29, 2020
In numerous calls with Putin that were described to CNN, Trump left top national security aides and his chiefs of staff flabbergasted, less because of specific concessions he made than because of his manner — inordinately solicitous of Putin's admiration and seemingly seeking his approval — while usually ignoring substantive policy expertise and important matters on the standing bilateral agenda, including human rights; and an arms control agreement, which never got dealt with in a way that advanced shared Russian and American goals that both Putin and Trump professed to favor, CNN's sources said.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 29, 2020
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) June 29, 2020
— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) June 29, 2020
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