Sen. Grassley on Trump-Putin Call: ‘I Wouldn’t Have a Conversation With a Criminal’

‘I think Putin’s a criminal’

Sen. Grassley on Trump-Putin Call: ‘I Wouldn’t Have a Conversation With a Criminal’ (Mediaite)

Some Republicans have been more vocal than others in criticizing President Trump‘s call to Vladimir Putin. Some said they weren’t happy Trump called the Russian leader at all, some have expressed outrage at the leaks surrounding the call, and some like John McCainhave been more unsparing in their responses.

Senator Chuck Grassley had a pretty blunt reaction when asked about it on Capitol Hill this morning:

“I don’t think I’ll talk about Trump making a phone call, but I’m very happy to make a comment on what you asked me. I think Putin’s a criminal. What he did in Georgia, what he did in Ukraine, what he’s done in the Baltics, what he’s done in London, poisoning people with nerve gas. That’s a criminal activity. I wouldn’t have a conversation with a criminal.”

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