Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

So, the White House let the Russian media into the Oval Office when they thought they were just letting in a couple of diplomats, one of which has reportedly been characterised by USA intelligence as "Russia's top spy recruiter". Outlets from the New York Times to Newsweek and Quartz reported the perceived snub to US-based media.

"There was nothing unusual about the photo shoot", he said, adding that the images were taken as part of a regular collaborative deal between his employer, TASS, and the Russian foreign ministry.

Kislyak is a key figure in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and whether there was any collusion with Team Trump.

“Thats the United States internal affair, ” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin. 'We want to see the killing, the terrible killing, stopped in Syria as soon as possible and everyone is working toward that end, ' he said. "The Russians were begging us for years to do that", one of the former officials said.

Russian agencies tweeted photos from the Oval Office showing that in addition to Lavrov, Trump shook hands with Russia's ambassador to America, Sergey Kislyak - a key figure in the investigation into Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn. By contrast, when Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Moscow last month, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian Federation kept him waiting for hours before granting him an audience at the Kremlin.

After two top Russian diplomats met with President Donald Trump, photos of the meeting were circulated by Russian news agency TASS. "Our official photographer and their official photographer were present - that's it", a White House aide said. "That's the problem with the Russians - they lie".

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Absolutely stunning, as was the decision to block American reporters but allow Russian state media to come into the oval office.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Cohen was asked on Twitter if it was, "a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office".

"No, it was not", David S Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, replied.

But Kahl, who now teaches security studies at Georgetown University, wasn't done there, drawing on his own experiences inside the White House.

"I think that we're going to do very well with respect to Syria", he said. "I was scanned, patted down, and then sniffed by canines", he wrote. "I think things are happening that are really, really, really positive".

The American media, however, never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House.

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