Watch Russian Foreign Minister Troll WH Press Corp Over Comey Question: ‘Was He Fired? You’re Kidding!’
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Rex Tillerson met with Sergey Lavrov earlier this morning, and during a photo-op, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs either played dumb or mocked reporters as he responded to the news of James Comey‘s firing. — it certainly seemed like the latter.
The top Russian diplomat met with Tillerson today to discuss issues pertaining to Syria, Ukraine and several other international developments. As Tillerson officially welcomed Lavrov to the State Department, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked if the FBI director’s firing will overshadow today’s political talks.
“Was he fired?” Lavrov asked in response. “You are kidding! You’re kidding!”
Lavrov is scheduled to meet Donald Trump at the White House today, which comes less than a day after the president removed Comey from his position as FBI director. The timing of Trump’s decision has created a massive political blowup, and it has renewed questions about whether Comey was fired over the FBI’s investigation into possible collusions between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.
Watch above, via BBC.
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