National Press Club

Monday's Kalb Report to focus on Trump-Putin relationship

April 15, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

The relationship between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one of the defining issues of this administration.

Marvin Kalb will lead a panel discussing the relationship between Trump and Putin on the next Kalb Report to be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the National Press Club ballroom.

Joining Kalb will be New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker; retired Marine Gen. John Allen, president of the Brookings Institution; Mary Louise Kelly, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered;” and Leon Aron, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Admission is free, but seats are limited. Club members can reserve tickets online.

Attendees should seated by 7:45 p.m.

Calling the relationship between the two men a “perplexing and potentially dangerous threat to democracy,” Kalb said the panel will talk about what Putin is trying to accomplish and whether the Trump administration is wittingly or unwittingly playing into Putin’s plans.

“Nothing appears more important today than President Trump’s relationship with Russia,” Kalb said. “It is the source of a major investigation, a source of turmoil in U.S-Russia relations and a mystery that must be resolved."