Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Provide G20 Debrief of Putin Meeting…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hold an off camera press conference to debrief media on the sideline discussions within the G20 meetings.   T-Rex outlines the content of the Trump/Putin meeting at length.

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for 2 hours and 15 minutes extending their conversation by four times the length anticipated.  Both leaders covered a lot of geopolitical ground. The length of the meeting has U.S. media in meltdown mode.

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*Note* Until today virtually no-one was emphasizing the important role of Secretary Mnuchin amid all of the international issues. Again, we remind everyone, against international finance issues -including economics- Mnuchin plays the largest national security role in the cabinet. Tillerson, Mnuchin, Ross, Mattis, Kelly et al are all in sync with the larger President Trump approach toward ‘America-First’ policy and security.

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77 Responses to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Provide G20 Debrief of Putin Meeting…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    It was so very enjoyable listening to the two of them. No chest thumping, just the facts Ma’am.

    Liked by 19 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I totally agree! I think the one statement made by TREX will really drive the Uniparty, MSM, Globalist etc. nuts. They had to send in the wife of the President (not sure if it was Melania or Putin’s wife) after the one hour mark to say that the meeting needed to be wrapped up. The boys decided this is too damn important and went on for another hour and 15 minutes. The reporter thought TREX was BS. I think she was shocked when he said that it actually happened and it was disregarded.

      The other great thing that came out of it for me was the fact that our President went their about the interference, Putin denied it and everyone in the room agreed to move on because we will never see eye to eye. Love that Putin asked for proof. We all know there is no proof. Sarah and Sean should never answer another question about Muh Russia again. The two presidents put it to rest!

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      • I kept thinking about TRex saying, with That Look: “That wasn’t my first sword dance.”

        Putin asks for proof of election tampering, TRex, “We will leave that up to our IC!” Hahahaha! Talk about calling a bluff. Good thing I wasn’t drinking covfefe!

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        • nimrodman says:

          … proof of election tampering …

          Pres Trump can offer Putin “proof”, in the interests of better relations.

          If Pres Trump doesn’t presently possess “proof” that’s convincing, he can task the American Intelligence Community to assemble that proof in a brief – properly redacted, of course and with protection of methods and sources – that can be distilled and offered to Pres Putin to peruse.

          If it is not convincing – and if that lack of “convincing-ness” is realistically MAINLY attributable to the redacting that was necessary, then PresTrump can speak one-on-one with PresPutin and clearly say:

          “President Putin, I understand your concern and your inability to find this “proof” brief convincing. I can do no more than tell you that I have viewed the un-redacted information and it is my best and honest judgment that it is indeed persuasive proof. Because of our security need to redact, that is the best I can offer you as an honorable man who seeks a good and productive relation with you and your Nation, on behalf of my Nation.”

          Or not.

          That all assumes that it’s convincing and demonstrated “proof” to Pres Trump, convincing beyond “Crowdstrike said …” or ”hacker FuzzyBear left distinctive snippets of code …”

          I suspect that “convincing and demonstrated proof” is a high bar for our intelligence community at this point.

          But this does give PresTrump a golden opportunity to command that proof be provided to him once and for all to a convincing extent. The way he’s characterized it in various comments, I don’t get the sense that it has. Nor to a degree that Admiral Rogers or other capable and trusted advisor could vouch to Pres Trump, “Yeah, this is real, it’s the real deal.”

          But great opportunity for PresTrump to demand it if he hasn’t received convincing proof yet.

          “Hey, guys – now I gotta convince Putin on this. Put up or shut up.”

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  2. ok4ayl says:

    No one is home so I wouldn’t worry….:)

    Liked by 2 people

  3. treehouseron says:

    They were just talking about Golf, grandkids….

    Liked by 13 people

  4. Gil says:

    And the media shall be memed and humiliated from sea to shining sea into oblivion with any new muh russia nonsense. Wheres thats wandering Hillary and Maxine?
    I had every expectation the meeting would extend, That our Commander in Covfefe had this much reciprocity with Putin is a great start.

    Liked by 9 people

  5. yakmaster2 says:

    Our T-Rex was so knowledgable in this (and every other) briefing. He has such gravitas! I thank him for serving our country and President Trump for asking him!

    Liked by 17 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    Just take a step back and realize how funny this whole Muh Russia has become! What our President has done in the first 5 and a half months of his Presidency is going to destroy the Russian influence (Energy) throughout Eastern Europe and other major parts of the world.

    Russia was hoping beyond hope that we would be dumb enough to remain in the Paris Accord. Not only would have it killed our economy, we never ever would be in the business of exporting gas, coal etc. throughout the world.

    I listened to the Three Seas Initiative Summit again.

    Our President thanked Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria for pursuing a pipeline from the Black Sea. He also complemented Greece and Bulgaria for an inter-connector pipeline between the 2 countries. He also complemented the President of Croatia for building a floating LNG terminal on the Croatian Island of Kirk.

    The President of Poland discussed the 40 million cubic meters of gas that is needed by the 11 Eastern European nations each year and the fact that the US is able to produce 180 million cubic meters of gas each year. This would absolutely take care of the needs of all 11 countries.

    Our President promised them that they never have to be forced into agreements out of fear of whether they will receive the required gas to power and heat their countries (Russia turned the flow off in the winter of 2008). Those 11 countries will purchase much of their energy needs from us because it will be a big FU to Russia but also an incredible assurance that the US won’t allow anyone to mess with them.

    Yet Putin was all in on stopping HRC from becoming President. The same woman that would have kept us in the Paris Accord, put even more regulations on the energy sector, closed down all coal production and never ever would have made us independent on foreign oil. This is why their BS is so damn comical. I bet you Vlad isn’t laughing NOW!

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    • Exactly Fleo, and the damn media knows all of this, but still rambles on. Thank God Trump’s our President. That’s all those freaking people live for is conflict after conflict to enrich themselves. Sickness surrounds them.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Guy Bee says:

      This is comparable to the perverted Libs wanting to align with Muslims who HATE all of the things they love. Makes no sense.

      Liked by 9 people

    • noritadek says:

      Fle, why Russia turned the flow off in 2008 for these eastern countries?

      Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        The said they were doing some maintenance on their pipes but it had to do with escalations over Ukraine.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1106382/Europe-plunged-energy-crisis-Russia-cuts-gas-supply-Ukraine.html

        From the article linked above:

        Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated.

        This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply.

        Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.

        Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine.

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        • noritadek says:

          Wow, seems to me that 1-Putin is trying to manipulate them so Russians will have no opposition in their invasion or 2- Russia is not producing enough gas due to economic problems. (I’m not that smart but I will keep trying 🙂 )In any case, it looks that it will be great for us to export some gas and solve their needs. Thank you for answer me so fast. I always learn so much from you!

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          • fleporeblog says:

            Russia has the natural resources to supply plenty of fuel to Europe. He was showing them that if they speak out against him and Russia, there is a price to pay. In this case he will close down the pipelines.

            That is why the Globalist wanted to do to Syria what was done in Libya. If they had been successful, they would have created the pipeline from the ME to Europe which would have destroyed Russia’s economy.

            What all of them never saw coming was our President and our Energy revolution. That is why the 11 Eastern European countries are so excited and doing their part to take LNG from the US.

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  7. Peter G says:

    It is so clear that the interests of Russia and the US coincide in so may ways.
    The trumped up hate, by the swamp creatures in the District of Corruption, has got to go.
    Yes, Johnny McLame, I am talking about you.

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Sentient says:

    There’s a very real danger that peace might break out.

    Liked by 22 people

  9. Lucille says:

    Sane adults in charge is so refreshing. It gives one hope that the immense economic, emotional and insane downward spiral of our world will be defeated for the short term. Long-term, humans being as unpredictable as we are, who knows?

    Liked by 6 people

  10. MK Wood says:

    That was what I wanted to hear. Two major world leaders having a sensible discussion on how we can work together.

    This has to be extremely upsetting for the progs and neocons to hear the words “we have so much in common and we need to just move forward”.

    Liked by 12 people

  11. I foresee Putin at Mar-a-Lago some time during the off season

    Liked by 12 people

    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

      When is off-season? After 2024?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Kaco says:

      I really don’t think they’re going to be chummy. I just hope they can come to a sensible solution to the issues.

      Maybe Assad needs to make a deal on that pipeline or face being ousted.

      Maybe Putin needs to look into other deals other than being a monopoly on gas.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kaco says:

        Then there’s Iran, both allies of Russia and Syria, and I suspect, the Muslim Brotherhood tied to the Shia branch.

        I really don’t want us to get involved with a Saudi/Sunni and Iran/Shia war. They won’t stop fighting among each other.

        I don’t agree with Tillerson leaving another gaping hole in Syria, a country that has been pretty much fine for centuries, the same as Iraq and Afghanistan, and Libya.

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  12. cyn3wulf says:

    Already seeing a landslide of “Putin’s playing chess, Trump’s playing checkers” articles. Apparently they feel he was too lenient on Russia “election meddling.” Of course, if Trump had played obvious hard ball, all the articles would be about him instigating WW3. There is no reasoning with the Progressive Left.

    Liked by 11 people

    • KBR says:

      That started very early. President Trump being warned at G20 (no source, no mention of “who warned,” about how sly Putin is, how Putin’s compliments would find an easy mark with President Trump. All this kind of blather and fake news the build up to the articles you mention now.

      More fake news. A continuation of their meme of how “politically inexperienced” President Trump is (as if political strategy only ever takes place in govmt.)

      It is silly. It is fake. It is MSM. Did you expect the media to suddenly change? It will change when we the people change it ourselves: and that has not been done in history in this nation. Lincoln was called a monkey in the press in his day.

      It is only when the press gets the one into office that they want that they play nice: but then they fail by fawning and buffoonery.

      Liked by 3 people

    • KPomeroy says:

      Trump and Putin are playing something far beyond chess or checkers.

      Liked by 9 people

      • SEJMON says:

        Agree with you…but most ppl even on this site do not understand it….it is far more than LNG in 11 countries….

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          They are trying to repair and rebuild damaged trust.

          McCain and others are still living in the deep past and won’t let go. A lot of us lived thru the cold war-scary times. Old Soviet Union is gone, but what is left of Russia remains to be seen. I pray this talk they had today will be a start of something better than it was last year. We’ll have to see if Putin will come thru for the right reasons to maintain peace again.

          Liked by 1 person

          • svenwg says:

            McStain is nothing but a traitor to the US, the “Songbird of Hanoi” has never changed his spots. He gave the Vietcong all the info he had and made something like 36 radio broadcasts to the American troops trying to break their moral.

            He was given a Presidential Pardon and should have just disappeared, but not him, he acted the war hero and pow survivor to hilt to get elected and has stayed in government ever since. I am not even speaking of his Navy records!

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    • trapper says:

      Trump and his team of experienced pros just go about doing what has to be done, leaving the press to self flagellate however they want. No test focus groups. No floated narratives. Just getting it done for America, with the occasional break to throw a snake into the media monkey cage for everyone’s amusement and entertainment. Well, except for the freaked out media monkeys. Watching them jumping around and screeching cracks me up.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Scotty19541 says:

        Great post trapper! I may have to ‘borrow’ this for the daily battle with the libtards! LOL… MAGA!

        Liked by 2 people

      • cyn3wulf says:

        Excellent imagery! And I wholeheartedly agree. The duplicity of the media doesn’t surprise me; it just never ceases to amaze me. I also enjoy their reaction. Who would have thought that the CNN monkeys would have burned their whole exhibit down over the rubber snake Trump threw in? If they’re not careful, they might just take out the whole zoo…

        Liked by 3 people

      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Excellent! The Monkey and Snake Circus.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. jupitercomm says:

    Seeing Trump & Putin together, clearly enjoying each other’s company after what both have been through, that was one of the nicer things I’ve seen in a while

    Liked by 10 people

  14. julegate says:

    Personally I hope the two are able to work on common issues. Both do not like ISIS, both defend Western values (Christianity), both love their countries. Putin’s big mistake according to the Globalists? He wants his own currency and not the funny money from the Federal Reserve Banking System. If President Trump can return us to Constitutional money we will be on our way. This may take years but it will go a long way to removing the Globalists from controlling our country.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. K2P2 Ribbing says:

    Here’s my bet on what Putin and Trump were laughing about at one point:

    Trump leaned over and said: “By the way, thanks for helping me win the election!”

    Liked by 4 people

  16. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Is there another clip where the audio is louder? I checked my settings and they are maxed out…

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  17. Janeka says:

    Anyone know how many languages PDJT speaks..? I’m willing to bet it’s more than just American English..

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  18. stillers213 says:

    They ain’t foolin’ me one darn bit! They were sharing moments of laughter while viewing CNN memes together. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release – July 07, 2017
    Press Briefing on the President’s Meetings at the G20 | July 7, 2017 [TRANSCRIPT]

    PRESS BRIEFING
    BY SECRETARY OF STATE TILLERSON
    AND SECRETARY OF TREASURY MNUCHIN
    ON THE PRESIDENT’S MEETINGS AT THE G20

    Hamburg Messe
    Hamburg, Germany

    7:18 P.M. CET

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/07/press-briefing-presidents-meetings-g20-july-7-2017

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  20. bessie2003 says:

    This was such a wonderful briefing. And loved when he said that people had sent in the First Lady to see how things were going and to see about winding things up, and that it didn’t work, all parties staying for another hour!

    Listening to this is so much more informative than having on the cable news. I had the FBN channel on background as I was doing things and they had that, not sure of his rank, Colonel?, Ralph Peters on and thought he was going to break down into tears exclaiming how both the President and Secretary Tillerson are naive when it comes to Russia and how the President needs to make Putin pay for ruining our elections! He definitely has to be one of those neocons just chomping at any reason to start a war with Russia. I had to turn the television off, he should be ashamed and FBN should really find better talking-head guests.

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  21. average Joe says:

    I’ve been taking one for the team by watching cnn.The new word on cnn ,is election meddling, they have said this multiple times in minutes.look up the definition of meddling. ??!!fake bs .

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Oh, there were election meddling–The fake news outlets and the Globalists did meddled into our elections. Liars. Ship them all in a one-way trip into outer space.

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  22. MVW says:

    Establishing trust is the first thing, and it is assumed that was established before the meeting. Without that it would have been a very short meeting.

    The only purpose of a meeting is to look the other person in the eye. In the world of spy vs spy there is another reason, to say what must not be overheard or recorded (open mic’s of the past has exposed this).

    Putin is under the pressure of US oil introduction into Europe. But China is a large expanding market for them. However, China is working on South China Sea oil / gas (hence military base island building).

    Ukraine, Muh Russia, NK, are just the drama issues. Crimea is never going to back to Ukraine, Ukraine is a CIA-Soros-Bankster operation that Trump has no interest in. NK is just China’s bargaining chip for the S China Sea oil and Trump’s bank shot to soften up Japan and S Korea for trade deals. Muh Russia is a nothing issue that Trump will use to get election security against DhimmiRat fudging.

    Competing Syria pipelines, safe zones, Kurds, human trafficking, dealing with the Islam invasion, now that is likely where all the time went.

    The only real competition for US and Russia is oil. The price of which is going down. Good, and there is really nothing Russia can do about that (nor Saudis, Iran, Venezuela).

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  23. carrierh says:

    Trump and most of us should know every country is trying to “get in” to another country’s electronics, so nothing new there. If there was hacking, it was done to the DNC and Podesta and, naturally, Hillary and for sure the DNC/Soros do NOT want this to be brought out. So, yes, let’s investigate and get this sad expensive sage over with and Congress knows there is no connection, so why don’t they get back to the work we elected/hired them do, or let’s impeach them, recall them and kick t heir behinds out with no benefits/perks we did not vote nor authorize for them.

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