Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that President Trump did not share intelligence secrets, contrary to what the Washington Post reported this week.
The Russian leader even offered transcripts from the meeting to prove it.
The Associated Press and Reuters reported that Putin is willing to hand over the records of the president’s conversation with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, if the White House approves. Two days ago, The Washington Post reported that the president reveled highly classified intelligence information during that Oval Office meeting.
The Post cited current and former US officials who said Trump divulged information from a foreign source, now known to be Israel, involving a terror threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Putin on Wednesday joked that his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "hasn’t shared those secrets with us.”
During a joint press conference with the prime minister of Italy, Putin accused U.S. lawmakers of stirring up “anti-Russian sentiment” and labeled these actions as either “stupid” or “dangerous,” the AP reports.
First Russian officials found the debates about interference in U.S. politics “funny,” he said, but now Moscow has become “concerned because it’s hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next.”
Putin said he could come up with “no other explanation” for why Trump was being targeted other than “political schizophrenia.”