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DNI Coats: Putin May Have Recorded Trump in Meeting

The director of national intelligence told the Aspen Security Forum that the Russian president may have spied on Trump.

By NTK Staff | 07.19.2018 @4:14pm

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday that there is a “risk” that Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly recorded his Helsinki meeting with President Trump.

Coats said that he does not know what went on in the meeting between Trump and Putin, where the two leaders met alone. “That is the president’s prerogative [to reveal information from that meeting],” he explained.

“Is there a risk that Vladimir Putin recorded that meeting?” Mitchell asked.

The DNI left the door open to that possibility. “That risk is always there,” Coats said.

Mitchell asked whether they checked the soccer ball, which Putin gave Trump, for listening devices. The DNI confirmed they could secure the ball.

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