- Title: Kremlin says disclosure of Trump-Putin phone calls would need Russian consent
- Date: 30th September 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF KREMLIN TOWER
- Embargoed: 14th October 2019 15:20
- Keywords: Kremlin Trump-Putin phone calls Russia - U.S. Dmitry Peskov Kremlin Spokesperson Washington
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA / UNKNOWN LOCATION
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA / UNKNOWN LOCATION
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003AYUOTAF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Kremlin said on Monday (September 30) that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Congress is determined to get access to Trump's calls with Putin and other world leaders, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee's chairman said on Sunday, citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security.
Asked about those comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russia would be prepared to discuss the issue with Washington if it sent Moscow a signal, but that such disclosures were not normal diplomatic practice.
The Democratic-led House last week launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump in the aftermath of a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump had solicited interference by Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit.
The White House released a memo summarizing Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after the allegations set off a U.S. domestic political storm.
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