Two top Democrats in the US Senate are demanding access to interpreters present at meetings between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed and New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez wrote a letter to the president on Wednesday requesting congressional interviews with the interpreters.
“In light of the continuing level of secrecy shrouding your interactions with the Russian leader, we insist that the interpreters for these interactions, especially the individual who interpreted for your meeting with President Putin in Helsinki, be made immediately available for interviews with the relevant committees in Congress,” the two lawmakers wrote.
The White House has been under pressure over renewed scrutiny of Trump’s possible ties with Russia amid a special counsel investigation into the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election, which yielded President Trump.
“Your insistence on…