Congressman Seth Moulton: Trump’s meeting with Putin ‘raises an awful lot of questions’

WASHINGTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton offered his opinion on President Trump’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in an interview with CNN Sunday, during which he also answered questions about his own political ambitions.

During an appearance on “State of the Union,” the Marblehead Democrat said he is “embarrassed” by the secretive nature of Trump’s meeting with Putin.

“I don’t know of a time in American history when an American commander in chief has gone into a one-on-one meeting with an adversary and refused to tell us about it,” Moulton told Jake Tapper. “He refused to even tell his own intelligence chiefs about what he discussed.”

Moulton, along with many other Democrats and several Republicans worry that Trump’s unwillingness to talk about his discussions with Putin raises concerns about Russian efforts to interfere in American elections.

Amid the initial backlash, Trump defended the summit with Putin, calling it “a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media,”

The Trump administration denies any collusion with the Russian campaign to support his presidency.

Looking forward to the 2018 midterm elections, Moulton emphasized that his party needed new Democratic leaders. He also said he has no plans to challenge Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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