So What Happened in the Kerch Strait?

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There was an unnoticed tidbit at the end of President Trump’s interview with the Washington Post yesterday. It was about Russia firing on Ukaranian ships in the Kerch Strait:

POST: You’re scheduled to meet again with Vladimir Putin at the G-20. Do you think he was within his rights to challenge the Ukrainian ships? Do you —

TRUMP: I am getting a report on that tonight, and that will determine what happens at the meeting. I’m getting a full report on that tonight. That will be very determinative. Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting. We’re going to see. But depending on what comes out tonight, we should have a pretty good indication on exactly what happened tonight at about 6 o’clock.

That was almost a full 24 hours ago. So when is he going to tell us what happened?

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