Trump Had an Undisclosed Meeting with Putin

Of course he did. Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker report at the Washington Post:
After his much-publicized two-and-a-quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, [Donald] Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day.

The second meeting, undisclosed at the time, took place at a dinner for G-20 leaders, a senior administration official said. At some point during the meal, Trump left his own seat to occupy a chair next to Putin. Trump approached alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter.

...The dinner conversation with Putin was first reported Monday by Ian Bremmer, president of the New York-based Eurasia Group, in a newsletter to group clients. Bremmer said the meeting began "halfway" into the meal and lasted "roughly an hour." The senior administration official said it began with the dessert course, but did not comment on its length.

Pool reporters covering Trump noted that his and Putin's motorcades were among the last to leave the event, departing within minutes of each other just before midnight.

Trump lashed out at the media for reporting on his undisclosed meeting with Putin, saying the "fake news" was "sick" and "dishonest."
And, as per usual, that is projection. It isn't the press reporting this undisclosed meeting who are sick and dishonest; it's the President of the United States, who continues to try to conceal his interactions with a foreign adversary and its president, who is sick and dishonest.

I don't even know what else to say anymore. Unless and until the Republican Party has had enough of this rank disloyalty from the president — and clearly that isn't going to happen anytime soon, since most of them are just as disloyal and the rest are fucking cowards — there is nothing I can do except document the horror of watching our democracy slide away under the stomping feet of a vile tyrant.

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