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Access to Trump’s transcripts with Putin, Saudi leaders restricted, reports reveal

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Access to Trump's transcripts with Putin, Saudi leaders restricted, reports reveal

A report by New York Times revealed that the White House has restricted access to transcripts of US President Donald Trump’s calls containing sensitive conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Saudi Arabia.

The New York Times reported late on Saturday, citing current and former officials, that such documents were concealed in the ultra-secure computer system accessible with only the highest security access.

“The Saudi calls placed in the restricted system were with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MBS] and Prince Khalid bin Salman, who at the time was the Saudi ambassador to the United States,” the report said.

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The report follows info by Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said that the United States House of Representatives would launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Pelosi’s declaration now assents to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunges a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the president.

Reports say the whistle-blowing complaint comes amid reports that Trump may have abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic frontrunner, and help his own re-election.

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