Trump’s very private meetings are a huge favor to Putin

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( CNN) Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence ratings that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence is also preparing the President almost daily.

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With new Washington Post reporting that President Donald Trump may have taken unprecedented, and potentially illegal , measures to conceal the substance of private conversations with President Vladimir Putin, we are providing you with an update on several ongoing Russian threat brooks. These include the growing counterintelligence dangers posed by acts that aid and abet Russian intelligence operations.

The full panoply of Russian actions — from election intervention to the manipulation of those whom Putin considers high-value American resources — pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. And Trump’s efforts to keep fulfills with Putin under wraps simply exasperate this threat.