US court refuses to disclose translator’s recordings of Trump-Putin meeting in Hamburg in 2017

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Washington. The District Court of the Metropolitan District of Columbia rejected a request by American non-governmental organizations to disclose the recordings of the translator of US President Donald Trump from his meeting in 2017 with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Hamburg. This is stated in the decision of Judge Trevor McFadden, published by the court, quoted by TACC

“The translator’s notes are neither a legal text nor a federal document,” the judge said. In this regard, the case of the non-profit organizations “Democracy, Forward” and “American Supervision”, which requested the disclosure of the archives, was rejected, McFadden concluded. “This is the final decision, which cannot be appealed,” the decision said.

The first meeting between Putin and Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg in early July 2017. It lasted more than two hours, instead of the planned 30 minutes. It was reported that the presidents of Russia and the United States discussed in particular the settlement of the conflict in Syria and Ukraine, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, issues of ensuring security in cyberspace.

Translation and editing: Julian Markov

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