Dem Sen Coons: ‘Risky’ That Conversation Between Trump, Putin May ‘Remain a Great Mystery’

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) lamented the closed setting of President Donald Trump’s private one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

“Exactly what is said today in Helsinki between President Trump and President Putin, exactly what happens at this important meeting, may, like Russia itself, remain a great mystery. And I think it’s risky, even dangerous, for our president to go there without being clear-eyed about who’s sitting on the other side of the table from him,” Coons explained.

He went on to say the meeting with Putin is “not necessarily a bad idea,” but said, “[W]e can’t do that without first being clear about why our relations are so bad.”

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