Pompeo and Russia's Lavrov joust over meddling in United States elections

Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2019

"And that was Donald Trump when he came out and he said he wanted an investigation into the Bidens".

US intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian state meddled in the election campaign, and a number of Russian citizens and entities were charged by then-U.S.

The two countries' top diplomats will "discuss a broad range of regional and bilateral issues", according to a State Department statement released on December 9.

"He's going to make a report, I think to the attorney general and to Congress", Trump told reporters Saturday outside the White House. The White House said Tuesday's meeting would be closed off to the press.

CNN beforehand reported that investigators were taking a look into Giuliani's enterprise dealings in Ukraine and dangle dug into the entirety from doubtless financial entanglements with alleged unfriendly Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence considerations raised by a couple of of those enterprise ties, in accordance to folks briefed on the topic.

"I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

The goal of Giuliani's visit to Hungary and Ukraine is to provide Trump's supporters with new materials to undermine the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry and, eventually, the Senate trial.

The US ally that provided the information, which led to restrictions on laptops in the cabins of commercial flights from the Middle East, did not authorize its sharing, the report said. "That's taken off." The White House at the time did not not deny to ABC News that Trump made the comments.

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo jousted with his Russian counterpart over allegations that President Vladimir Putin's government meddled in the 2016 presidential election, saying there was "no mistake" about what happened and the US would protect the integrity of the vote. "It's very detailed when it comes to US allegations related to meddling in the 2016 election". These phones are mostly used to post tweets by Trump.

Two-and-a-half years later, Lavrov is set to return on Tuesday, and Trump's Russian Federation policy is still very much in the spotlight.