This is the same guy who Trump shared top secret information with the last time he visited Washington.
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Washington, an encounter that is sure to draw significant scrutiny amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told CNN on Monday that the two plan to meet. The White House has not yet confirmed the meeting to CNN, and the State Department announced in a written statement Sunday that Lavrov will travel to Washington this week for meetings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “discuss a broad range of regional and bilateral issues.”
Lavrov’s last official visit to Washington in May 2017 was notable because Trump reportedly shared highly classified information in the Oval Office with the foreign minister and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
Trump has striven to improve relations between Washington and Moscow during his time in office, but he’s often been pushed to punish the Russian government for conducting destabilizing actions around the world. In August, Trump imposed long-overdue, legally mandated sanctions on Russia for its poisoning of an ex-spy in the United Kingdom.
If you remember from last time the American news media was not allowed to cover the conversation between Trump and Lavrov, and in fact the only reason we knew about it at all is that the Russian media had full access.
I would not be surprised if the same holds true this time, and that we, the American taxpayer, are kept in the dark while the Russian citizens get a blow by blow description of the entire interaction.
With some redactions of course.
Just another reminder as to who this president really sees as his constituency.