Kremlin hopes Putin calls with Trump stay private

Kremlin hopes Putin calls with Trump stay private
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The Kremlin is reportedly hoping that the White House does not release transcripts of calls between President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE and Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinHillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter split on Bloomberg video | Sanders briefed on Russian efforts to help campaign | Barr to meet with Republicans ahead of surveillance fight Bloomberg campaign hits Sanders over reports of Russian interference Sanders says he was briefed on Russian effort to help campaign MORE.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitiri S. Peskov was asked Friday if he was worried about Putin's phone calls with Trump following the release of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, The New York Times reported.


“We would like to hope that we would not see such situations in our bilateral relations, which already have plenty of quite serious problems,” The Times reported he told reporters.

Peskov told reporters the interactions were classified, and the release of the Trump-Zelensky conversation was "quite unusual." He said requests for transcripts would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, according to The Times.

“No one has turned to us with such requests,” Peskov said.

Curiosity has spiked about Trump's phone calls with Putin following the release of the Zelensky call. The White House has tried to restrict access to records on the president's calls with Putin and with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Trump-Zelensky call became public following the filing of a whistleblower report on the president's conduct during the call. The report has led Congress to proceed with an official impeachment inquiry.