Washington — President Donald Trump has rejected a Washington Post report that he has refused to share details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin with top US government officials. Trump, in a telephone interview late on Saturday with Fox News, dismissed as “ridiculous” the Post story that alleged he went to great lengths to hide the content of his talks with Putin, even confiscating the notes of his interpreter and ordering that person to not discuss what was said. Trump said he had “a great conversation” with Putin in Helsinki in July 2018.

When asked why not release details of the nearly two-hour conversation, Trump said: ”I would, I don’t with care. I mean, I had a conversation like every president does. You sit with the president of various countries. We were talking about Israel and securing Israel and lots of other things. I’m not keeping anything under wraps, I couldn’t care less. I mean, it’s so ridiculous.” He added: “Anybody could have listene...

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