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2/ Not even spies do this—this is dumb, evil collusion.

"Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Putin, including taking his interpreter's notes and instructing a linguist not to discuss what transpired with administration officials."
3/ Trump met privately with Putin and Tillerson in Hamburg in July '17. Then the press started prying into what was said. Then Trump's Middle Eastern allies began using proxies—e.g. Broidy—to get Trump to fire Tillerson. Did they decide Tillerson wasn't loyal enough post-Hamburg?
4/ When a White House spokesman asserts that Tillerson "gave a fulsome readout of the [Trump-Putin Hamburg] meeting immediately afterward to other U.S. officials in a private setting, as well as a readout to the press," you have to at least *wonder*, was Trump *happy* about that?
5/ Trump handled Helsinki differently from Hamburg. Why?

"It's not clear if Trump has taken notes from interpreters on other occasions, but officials say they never got a reliable readout of Trump's Helsinki meeting. Unlike Hamburg, he allowed no officials or aides in the room."
6/ Anyway, Trump's Middle Eastern allies had several reasons to want Tillerson gone—don't get me wrong—but I just find the time overlap interesting, i.e. Tillerson had special access to a Trump-Putin summit and almost immediately Trump's Middle East allies want Tillerson *gone*.
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