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Pompeo Believes Trump ‘Made Clear’ That He Warned Lavrov Against Election Meddling

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the White House’s insistence that President Trump warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov against election meddling.
On Tuesday, Trump met with Lavrov at the White House and claimed that election meddling was brought up during the meeting, which was closed off to the press. According to the White House’s readout of the meeting, Trump “warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in United States elections” and “urged Russia to resolve the conflict with Ukraine.” Although Lavrov confirmed that election meddling was discussed, his account appeared to indicate that he brought up the issue himself.
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Source:: TPM


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