The Room Where It Happens

This weekend, Greg Miller reported on the lengths to which Donald Trump has gone to hide the contents of his discussions with Putin from his — Trump’s own — administration.  See Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration.

Normally – in a properly functioning federal administration – a meeting between the American president and the leader of a hostile foreign power would include many supporting American officials.

Photographs confirm this plain fact:

Obama Administration & Putin:

Reagan Administration & Gorbachev:

Nixon Administration & Mao:

By contrast, Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov & then-Ambassador Kislyak in the Oval Office:

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