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Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’

Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” makes its way to Puerto Rico.
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President Trump goes to great lengths to keep discussions with Putin secret
The Post’s Greg Miller reports that U.S. officials say there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin at five locations over the past two years. That’s because Trump has concealed his meetings from even his own administration — going so far as to collect notes from an interpreter and swearing her to secrecy.

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Increased forest service logging could make wildfires worse
President Trump issued an executive order to increase logging on public lands before Christmas, a move he says will reduce wildfires. But ecologists say it won’t make a difference.

Environment reporter Darryl Fears tells Post Reports host Martine Powers that the president has repeatedly blamed poor forest management for wildfires and hopes removing trees from public lands will curb the number of wildfires out West.

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‘Hamilton’ heads to Puerto Rico
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who returned to the stage in the play’s title role, brought the hit musical to Puerto Rico in an effort to raise money for the hard-hit territory.

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