As if temperatures weren’t already running hot over President Trump’s public press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. interpreter present at the private meeting between the two be brought before Congress for a hearing.
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.
— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) July 17, 2018
This interpreter works for US. We need to know what was said or promised on our behalf. https://t.co/rFKi2kxFqW
— #TrumpColluded (@CarolYBenson) July 18, 2018
As a Senator, of all people, you know that nothing that happened yesterday is binding on either country unless you and the rest of the Senate ratify it, right? https://t.co/uQscG2X9t0
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) July 18, 2018
Hey, you, we’re talking about Trump here. And since Congress doesn’t seem to have any idea what they’re doing recently, the point is moot.
All the interpreter will say is that "I can't comment on classified information" and you guys have your own dog and pony show. Seriously get a fucking message for the mid-terms, because with stupid shit like this you're going to lose. https://t.co/CVJuZeugys
— Brian Yegge (@brianyegge) July 18, 2018
Ignore that guy. Like we said, this is Trump we’re talking about. You just know something treasonous was going on in there.
Translators have a professional code that normally prevents them divulging info. But treason is a special occasion. Can you please fight for impeachment?
— BlueWave (@OBrienslife) July 17, 2018
Impeach him. No matter what he says. No matter what they talked about. We cannot trust trump alone with anyone. https://t.co/4Jhw115JCD
— bob rose (@Kloppen) July 17, 2018
First, though, we have to determine if that interpreter is even still alive. The only debate seems to be over which president had the interpreter killed.
I was understanding that the only (1) interpreter at the Trump/Putin meeting was a Russian… and that he had been killed immediately after the meeting. This is the way it is done with dictators who have something (everything) to hide. https://t.co/QL4VeW197z
— Robert Reynolds (@FunCityWest) July 18, 2018
No, this was the U.S. interpreter.
Where is the interpreter? https://t.co/Ytq1TNwIQl
— TR0771N On My Segway (@TR0771N) July 18, 2018
Someone should maybe look into making sure the interpreters remain living- in the meantime.
— HeidiO (@heidionyc) July 17, 2018
My thought exactly!
— Chelsea in DC (@wander_thewoods) July 18, 2018
y'all better get that interpreter is some serious witness protection https://t.co/BnggRE2Mj6
— hot damn ho here we go again (@gingerjonesNYC) July 18, 2018
They should, perhaps, be put in protective custody as soon as possible as well. https://t.co/ciYnpUgXM1
— Novy-San (@novysan) July 17, 2018
Great idea & I hope that interpreter has a body guard. https://t.co/qk925mUPHv
— juli_briskman (@julibriskman) July 18, 2018
She's not gonna talk. Bet she disappeared by now anyway. https://t.co/27CwHfeK6O
— Crimson&White Patriot (Roll Tide) (@RamJamRTR) July 18, 2018
Wouldn't be surprised if the interpreter ends up lying face down in the streets soon… between Putin and his lapdog Trump, who knows what could happen. But the Senator is onto something. #TreasonSummit https://t.co/RGXGguc9gv
— Julio Santana (@JulioSantyPitt) July 17, 2018
— Rosanna Louise (@garciamontano1) July 18, 2018
Why has nobidy mentioned the name of the translator yet? https://t.co/I0o2nyeC41
— Paul Johansen (@PMJohansen) July 18, 2018
Literally Shaneen just put a target on the back of that interpreter https://t.co/8TvBzXlJGP
— jackshapira (@jackshapira) July 18, 2018
This is a really effective way to get that interpreter killed. If they aren't already. https://t.co/RVQc7N4rzw
— HoopersX (@HoopersX) July 17, 2018
This interpreter is a gold mine of info and should be put into protective custody immediately. If treasonous information is being exchanged in the presence of a 3rd party ( the interpreter) can an NDA be legally binding?#PutinsPuppetSummit https://t.co/fzbM5sOypD
— Robin Riker (@Robin_Riker) July 17, 2018
Better put some *serious* protection on that interpreter. https://t.co/J1x3kqSZw0
— Leah Acosta (@Enigma1923) July 17, 2018
And now said interpreter will have an "unfortunate accident" https://t.co/LWwt5goNsP
— Tane Piper🏴🇳🇱🇪🇺 (@tanepiper) July 17, 2018
Find him b4 he's killed or something. https://t.co/jM7PGxwY9b
— Candace Byers (@candaceb108) July 17, 2018
For what it’s worth, droolin’ Joe Kennedy is on board as well:
It’s a sad day when America can’t count on its President. @potus sold out our security, democracy and credibility— to an adversary who continues to attack our nation and undermine our values. 1/2
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) July 16, 2018
And that was only what we saw on live TV. @realDonaldTrump’s translator should come before Congress and testify as to what was said privately immediately. If Republicans are as outraged as they claim, then issue the subpoena today. 2/2
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) July 16, 2018
It may be too late.
David Corn calls for House Intelligence Committee to 'hold hearings on Trump protecting Putin' https://t.co/tFyZ3Ymgs9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2018