President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials familiar with the call.
"Trump’s National Security Advisers Warned Him Not to Congratulate Putin. He Did It Anyway." is from the March 20, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey and narrated by Sam Scholl.