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by Bob Engelehart

Trump listened with interest at Papadopolous pitch for campaign meeting with Putin: report

In the midst of a coordinated White House effort to distance Donald Trump from former staffer George Papadopoulos, The New York Times reported Tuesday on details from a March 31, 2016 campaign meeting.

Citing a former campaign aide who attended the meeting, The Times reported Trump “listened with interest” as Papadopoulos pitched the idea of a personal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Though campaign supervisor Sam Clovis worried about the “optics” of a meeting with the Russian strongman, Trump asked questions of Papadopoulos’s plan.

Trump “didn’t say yes, and he didn’t say no” the source disclosed.

However, then Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) rejected the meeting and asked those assembled to never speak of it again.



MORE:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/us/trump-foreign-policy-advisers.html?pagewanted=all
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/trump-listened-with-interest-at-papadopolous-pitch-for-campaign-meeting-with-putin-report/
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