President Trump spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin Friday morning on a range of issues for over an hour. The Robert Mueller investigation was mentioned, but only "very briefly," according Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump and Putin discussed the Mueller report “very, very briefly,” in the context of the investigation ending, @PressSec says— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) May 3, 2019
In his final report on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, Mueller concluded there was no evidence to prove the claim. It is still destined to be a hot button issue in Washington for a long time, however, considering how this week's congressional hearings with Attorney General William Barr went.
Other topics of discussion between the two leaders this morning included North Korea and nuclear agreements and the crisis in Venezuela.
It was, Sanders said, a "positive" conversation.
Democrats in Congress, however, think differently.
.@maziehirono: I doubt that (Trump) told Putin not to attack the American elections again. That's not where the president goes, but frankly we don't know what he talks about with Putin or any of the other totalitarian type leaders that he seems to have an affinity for.— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) May 3, 2019