A day after Donald Trump pretended to walk back from his over the top warm embrace of brutal Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, now it seems that he made a secret deal with Putin having to do with military cooperation. Only trouble is, nobody except the two interpreters in the room knows what’s in it, and now Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat who represents the libertarian Granite State of New Hampshire, wants to subpoena Trump’s interpreter to testify in front of the Foreign Relations Committee (https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/politics/trump-putin-russia-claim-military-agreements/index.html). The Russians have already announced that they are ready to meet with Trump’s underlings to implement the deal.
We reported on Monday about what happened when the ignoble two met (https://www.apocryphalpress.com/2018/07/16/full-details-of-trump-putin-meeting-in-helsinki/).
Sen. Shaheen’s demand puts Trump’s interpreter, associate solitary reporter Foma Kheroshonski, our Moscow Bureau Chief, in a very difficult position. Kheroshonski was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but he moved to Moscow at the age of two when his mother became President Roosevelt’s Ambassador to the USSR. And because of Trump’s travel ban and because he is very active with the Overseas Democrats, Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, won’t let Kheroshonski into the land of the free and the home of the brave.
So we asked associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman to meet with Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor John Bolton so she could tell us what’s in Trump’s secret military deal with Putin.
“Damned if I know,” Bolton told Sherman. “You’ll have to ask him.”
As a last resort, we asked associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones to find out. But Jones, who is with Trump day and night, was unavailable, as Trump was hitting a small white ball on a lot of manicured grass at Bedminister.