Democrats call for Trump’s interpreter in Putin meeting to testify before Congress


At least two Congressional Democrats want President Trump’s interpreter to testify about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

So curious are Democrats to learn what was said in Monday’s private meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin — there were no other officials in the room; only each man’s translator — that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Joe Kennedy III have each made the unusual request.

“I’m calling for a hearing with the U.S. interpreter who was present during President Trump’s meeting with Putin to uncover what they discussed privately. This interpreter can help determine what @POTUS shared/promised Putin on our behalf,” Ms. Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, wroteTuesday on Twitter.

Neither Ms. Shaheen nor Mr. Kennedy, who issued a similar demand Monday, addressed the matter of whether such testimony would be compatible with the translator’s professional ethics or government rules.

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