A day after he fired his FBI Director, who was leading an investigation into ties between Russia and his own administration, Republican President Donald Trump met with Russian officials in the Oval Office.
To the probable delight of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump hosted both Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak AND Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.
American press was barred from covering the meetings, but their Russian counterparts were allowed into the Oval Office to record the proceedings.
Ambassador Kislyak and President Trump / Посол С.Кисляк и Президент Д.Трамп pic.twitter.com/Ckkx2YL9KX
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) May 10, 2017
NY Times: “Colin H. Kahl, the former national security adviser to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., took to Twitter to pose what he called a “deadly serious” question: ‘Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?'”