Trump-Lavrov “Didn't Discuss Absurd Election Interference Allegations” – Live Feed
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is holding a press conference following his discussions in The Oval Office with President Trump, who described it as a “very, very good” meeting.
President Trump “clearly stated his desire for businesslike” relations with Russia, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who met with President Trump Wednesday.
“First of all, we have discussed our cooperation on the international stage. It’s been confirmed that despite all the difficulties, our countries can and must act together to help solve key problems on today’s international agenda.”
Additionally Lavrov took a swing at Obama…
“our talks now are free of ideology, as they were in Obama’s era, but we talk business now. How to solve world issues together.”
Lavrov jabbed Democrats and the media’s constant questioning, stating that:
“it is humiliating for the American people to realize that the Russian federation is controlling the situation in America”
His theory on Russian meddling allegations:
“I believe that politicians are damaging the political system of the U.S. trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside.”
“He didn’t raise the issue of Russia’s involvement into America’s elections last year.”
Lavrov seemed fed up with questions about Russian meddling in the presidential election:
“I’ve already answered it…just give me one fact that would prove that.”
“I never thought that I will have to answer such questions — particularly being in the U.S. — [with] your highly developed democratic system. And President Trump publicly stated on a number of occasions regarding Russia’s meddling into domestic affairs.”
Lavrov says Russian President Vladimir Putin “doesn’t want to follow lead of those who poison our relations to the point of no return”
Putin and Trump “will see each other in July” at the G20 in Germany, says Lavrov.
Lavrov Press Conference Live Feed…