Tillerson: Trump Opened Meeting with Putin by Bringing Up Election Interference


Following President Trump‘s over-two-hour long meeting with Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that the issue of election interference was raised during the meeting.

In fact, according to reporters at the briefing, Tillerson said Trump opened with it:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov separately said this to reporters after the meeting:

UPDATE –– 2:01 pm ET: You can listen to the audio of Tillerson’s remarks below, via CNN:

At one point, the Secretary of State said, “What the two presidents––I think rightly––focused on is how to we move forward… Because it’s not clear to me that we will ever come to some agreed-upon resolution of that question between the two nations.”

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