Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney slams Trump's handling of Putin meeting records

Trump and Putin in Helsinki at podiums speaking.
Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday he thinks it's "inappropriate" for the president to communicate with the leader of another global power without keeping "careful records" of it, noting what President Trump did "should not be repeated," CNN reports.

Between the lines: After President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin behind closed doors and with only translators present last year, he took the translator’s notes from her and repeatedly tried to conceal the contents of the meeting from administration officials, per The Washington Post.

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Why it matters: Romney's comments come just a day after he harshly criticized Trump in a Washington Post op-ed. The piece received backlash from some conservatives and the president, who tweeted, "I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN."

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