Donald Trump Said Putin "Smiled" When He Brought Up Mueller's Report During Phone Call
Type: Disloyal to CountryMay 03 2019 Severity: About: Russia
Donald Trump marveled that Russian President Vladimir Putin "smiled" when he brought up the conclusion of Robert Mueller's years long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaigns role in it. Any other President would have taken the opportunity to hammer Putin for his role in interfering in our democratic elections, but Trump decided to make it all about himself and brag about how Mueller wasn't able to prove that he and his campaign actively conspired with Russia and give Putin a pass for undermining the 2016 election.
Quote | It was the first known communication between the two since the report was submitted.
"He [Russian President Vladimir Putin] actually sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and ended up being a mouse."