Trump Censors Press Corps But Allows This Country’s Media Into Oval Office

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On Wednesday, the White House barred U.S. media access to a closed-door meeting between President Trump and two top Russian officials. The only public evidence that the meeting ever took place was a series of live tweets sent out by… the Russian government.

U.S. Media Not Allowed In

The most disturbing aspect of the Oval Office meeting was that American journalists were kept outside, while the Russian media was allowed in. CBS confirmed members of the White House press corps were denied access to the session on Wednesday morning. The U.S. media was not even allowed to take one photo of the meeting of President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Luckily, Russian reporters were able to snap some pictures which the Kremlin generously shared with us via its Twitter accounts as the meeting was progressing. One of the tweets contains Lavrov’s reaction to the news that FBI Director was sacked:

Two other tweets sent out by the Russians include photos of Trump shaking hands with the Russian Foreign minister and the Russian envoy, respectively.

Trump Meets with Controversial Russian Ambassador

Ambassador Kislyak is currently at the center of the controversy around the Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. Back-door communications with Kislyak led to Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn’s firing. However, no one seems to mind when Trump himself is conducting secret meetings with the controversial Russian official.

Image Source: The Russian Embassy in the United States

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