“If the US administration finds it necessary, we are ready to provide the record of the conversation between Trump and Lavrov to the Senate and Congress,” Putin said.
The intervention by Putin could turn up the pressure on the White House to provide its own transcript of the meeting. The Senate intelligence committee has already demanded a briefing on what was said at the meeting from members of the Trump administration who were present.
At the press conference in Sochi, Putin made light of the allegations.
“I think we need to come up with some sort of punishment for him, because he didn’t share this secret information, not with us, not with the special services. This is really not nice of him,” Putin joked, laughing with Lavrov, who was also at the conference.