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Putin offers to supply Congress with a transcript of the conversation between Trump, Lavrov

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he can supply the U.S. House and Senate with a record of the conversation between President Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their meeting last week. Putin maintains that during the conversation, Trump did not pass on highly classified information to Lavrov, although Trump himself admitted as much Tuesday in a series of tweets defending his decision. Putin nevertheless labeled the scandal "schizophrenia."

Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent points out that even the White House would not supply a transcript of the meeting.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) reacted to the news on CNN: "I think the last thing the president probably needs right now is for Vladimir Putin to be vouching for him," he said.