With all the news there is in the world that the United States and Russia are players in, when Russian officials are interviewed by the press they don’t want to know about the Syrian war, the North Korean nuclear problem, the war against terrorism, or trade issues. All they want to know about is the Trump/Russia collusion fairy tale. No matter the answer, they will ask the question over and over
No matter the answer, they will ask the question over and over. When it is the next reporter’s turn to ask a question, guess what he or she asks. The Trump/Russia collusion fable. It is embarrassing, but they have their orders from the deep state leftists and being the obedient robots they are, with a straight face they ask the same stupid questions over and over and over, ad nauseam!
I fully expected Andrea Mitchell to ask Minister Lavrov, “What do you have in your briefcase. Is it bundles of cash to pay President Trump for being a Russian agent?
The visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Washington sent Democrats and US mainstream media into a renewed frenzy, with many seeing a sinister connection with President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey the day before.
Democrats have sought to explain Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat in the 2016 presidential election with claims that Russia had somehow “hacked” or “influenced” the election at personal direction from President Vladimir Putin.
Clinton herself also pointed to Comey, specifically his October 28 letter informing Congress that the FBI was reopening a probe into her use of a private email server to send classified information.
The party has nonetheless expressed outrage over Trump’s firing of Comey, accusing the White House of doing so because the FBI was investigating its allegations of the president’s collusion with Russia.
Russia’s top diplomat waded into the controversy during his visit to Washington on Wednesday.
“Was he fired? You’re kidding!” Lavrov quipped, after NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell shouted a question about Comey at the photo-op with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. As he and Tillerson walked away, Lavrov shook his head.
This was not the first time Mitchell ran afoul of Lavrov. During Tillerson’s visit to Moscow in April, the NBC News chief foreign correspondent likewise shouted out a question before the diplomats had even sat down for a press conference, only to be berated by the Russian foreign minister for her lack of decorum.
“Who was bringing you up? Who was giving you your manners?” Lavrov asked, with the remarks making it into the official State Department transcript of the event.
Lavrov when asked by Andrea Mitchell about Comey firing wasn't making fun about Comey, he was making fun of Mitchell. Not 1st time. pic.twitter.com/h5kixm2LqZ
— Andrew Patti (@AndrewPatti3) May 10, 2017
Following his meetings with Tillerson and Trump, Lavrov held a press conference at the Russian embassy in Washington, at one moment sighing in exasperation at repeated questions from US reporters about alleged Russian “influencing” of US presidential elections.
“The trouble is, no one has ever presented a single fact or evidence” of alleged Russian intervention to anyone, Lavrov said, adding that the issue was not discussed in his meetings in Washington.
“I can’t believe I’m being asked to answer such a question, especially in the US, where you have a sophisticated democratic political system,” he added.
Yesterday, in this video, CBS’ Elizabeth Palmer asked Vladimir Putin the same question and got very much the same reaction.