Kremlin Live Tweets During Secret Oval Office Meeting, but American Journalists Weren't Allowed In

Kremlin Live Tweets During Secret Oval Office Meeting, but American Journalists Weren’t Allowed In

The Kremlin Had Better Press Access Than American Journalists

The only public-source evidence the American press has of the secret meeting that took place between Donald Trump and two Russian officials are the tweets sent out live, from the Oval Office, by the Kremlin…in a meeting that American journalists weren’t allowed in.

In other words, at this point, Kremlin-controlled Russian media has more freedom of press than American journalists do. And that’s cause for concern.

As CBS reports:

“The Russian-sourced pictures are the only public record of the meetings as of this writing, largely because members of the White House press pool — who are charged to report on the president’s whereabouts and what happens inside the White House — were not allowed into the meeting Wednesday morning. No photos were taken by the White House press of the president’s meeting with (Russian Foreign Minister Sergey) Lavrov and with Russian Envoy Sergey Kislyak.”

While the White House press pool, whose very job it is to cover the president, was not allowed to cover the president, Kremlin Twitter accounts held by both the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Russian Embassy, tweeted live during the meeting. They sent out “highlights” of the closed-door session, including Lavrov’s rather odd joke about the recent firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Strange, right?

Bad Jokes…And Questionable Contacts

In addition to the “joke,” the Kremlin-controlled accounts tweeted out a photo of President Donald Trump shaking Lavrov’s hand in the Oval Office – where, again, American press was not allowed.

And then a picture of Trump shaking  hands with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was sent out from the Russian-controlled Twitter.

Sergey Kislyak is the ambassador who is currently front-and-center of the ongoing investigation of Russia’s meddling into the 2016 presidential election – but, of course, with the dismissal of anyone who gets too close to answering those questions, Donald Trump is probably feeling confident about openly conducting secret meetings with him.

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At a time when a dedicated press is needed more than ever, it seems our president is determined to curtail them as much as possible.

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