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Putin Says He'll Send Congress Records Of That Controversial Meeting

Capitol Hill doesn't seem sold on the offer.
Posted at 2:10 PM, May 17, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to help President Donald Trump out: He says he'll give Congress records of that controversial meeting Trump had with Russian envoys.

But there's a catch — the transcript request has to come directly from the Trump administration.

Here's a little recap: The Washington Post broke a story saying Trump disclosed highly classified information on ISIS to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister during a closed-door meeting.

Both Putin and the White House have called the story false.

It's not clear whether the record Putin is alluding to is a recording or a written transcript. Regardless, Capitol Hill doesn't seem too interested.

One GOP senator said the idea of accepting evidence from Putin is "absurd."

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he's not putting much stock in Putin's credibility. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff echoed that sentiment on "CBS This Morning."

"If they want to send something, you know, hats off, send it our way. But whether it will be given any credibility — I can tell you its credibility would be less than zero," Schiff said.