US President Donald Trump was described as annoying and his staff chief frustrated on Wednesday for leakage of information and said Trump had been advised advisers not to curse Russian President Vladimir Putin from winning elections that were widely considered manipulated.
Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he congratulated President Putin on his re-election, and that two leaders had experimented meetings in a “near-distant future.”
NOT TO CONGRATULATE
Trump’s overture against Putin was criticized by senators in his Republican party, calling Sunday’s election as fake. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there was “a lack of credibility in gathering the result.”
The Washington Post later reported that Trump did not follow the specific warnings of his national security advisors on Putin, including a phrase in his instructional material that said, “NOT TO CONGRATULATE.”
Trump’s confidant, who asked not to be named, said Trump was upset and a White House official said Kelly was “frustrated and deeply disappointed.”
Administrative officials have not questioned the accuracy of the report on the Warnings of the House of Representatives, but said that it is unclear whether the president really saw this record and that his oral briefing did not contain a warning.
“If this story is accurate, it means that someone has escaped the presidential briefing.” The release of such information is a crime in the event of a fire and probably illegal, “said a White House senior official who demanded anonymity.
Trump’s congratulations to Putin again revived criticism that he is too reluctant to criticize the Russian leader and pay for Russian intervention in the presidential election in 2016 that won Trump.
White House officials have said Trump has less confidence in Putin for Russian activities in Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere.
Last week, the White House, after first avoiding a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent in Salisbury, England, joined the statements of leading British, French and German leaders stating that they were “chasing the attack” and accusing him of Moscow.
Moscow has refused any involvement in poisoning.
The problem appeared on Wednesday in a telephone conversation between Trumpe and French President Emmanuel Macron, who plans to visit the White House at the end of April, according to the White House statement.
“The presidents have once again reaffirmed solidarity with the United Kingdom over the use of chemical weapons by Russia against private citizens on British soil, and agreed to take steps to make Russia responsible,” he said.