The announcement that 12 Russians are under indictment for meddling in the 2016 election now has Democrats, coincidentally almost all at once, saying that President Trump should either cancel his meeting Monday with Vladimir Putin, or not be allowed to be in the room alone with the Russian leader. Here’s a sample:
No question President Trump should cancel Monday's meeting with Putin – certainly no meeting alone. https://t.co/TfpGuRgab3
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) July 13, 2018
In light of the charges against 12 GRU officers announced by Rod Rosenstein, @realDonaldTrump should cancel his meeting with Putin, who ordered the attack on the US. @POTUS shouldn't meet Putin until he accepts responsibility. And Trump should definitely not meet him alone. https://t.co/bP71DdGOHB
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 13, 2018
In light of today’s indictments, there should be no one-on-one meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday. There must be Americans in the room. If the President won't make Russia's attack on our election the #1 issue at the summit, then it should be canceled.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) July 13, 2018
Chuck Schumer got a jump on this one a couple of days ago:
President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 11, 2018
So it’s settled then:
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) July 13, 2018
It seems that if Trump wanted to talk to Putin in complete privacy, there’s always something called a “telephone.” But don’t tell those Democrats.