White House Restricted Records of Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Calls: CNN
In addition to President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president, the White House reportedly limited access to the president's calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sources cited by The New York Times late Friday said transcripts of these calls were placed in the same highly classified computer system as Trump's infamous call with the Ukrainian president. The White House is said to have begun restricting access to the president's conversations with foreign leaders after details leaked from his 2017 meeting with top Russian officials and sparked criticism in the media.
According to CNN, some of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders were never circulated among officials, including one with the Saudi Crown Prince. The call reportedly contained no sensitive secrets, and happened around the time the Trump administration was dealing with the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi—which happened inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The transcript of at least one of Trump's calls with Putin was also “tightly restricted,” according to sources cited by CNN.
While the White House acknowledged earlier Friday that it did store the Ukraine call transcript in a classified system, as was alleged in the whistleblower complaint about the call, it has not publicly commented on limiting access to Putin and MBS call records.