Wednesday morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with Lavrov at his side, made a statement to the press in which the Russian foreign minister brazenly mocked reporters for asking about Comey's firing.
The diplomats met a day after the administration fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating Russia's relationship with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and numerous president's official circle. But the Post's intelligence sources say that the "standard screening for White House visitors would not necessarily detect a sophisticated espionage device".
"I don't think the president should have raised it, but I think it should have been raised by Tillerson", said Bolton, who served as USA ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush.
TASS photographer Alexander Shcherbak is a staff photographer of the TASS agency, and regularly accompanies Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his foreign visits, also carrying out functions of the personal photographer of the head of the foreign ministry.
Do the Washington Post reporters somehow not think that the Oval Office as well as the rest of the White House is regularly subject to electronic sweeping to detect surveillance devices? The White House has already begun its search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Kissinger said and added, "And I hope we're doing some hacking there".
The White House has come under criticism after photos emerged of Donald Trump meeting with Russian officials.
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Mr Comey's shock dismissal ignited furore among Democrats, who suggested that the FBI's investigation into Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation could now be tainted, an idea the White House has rejected.
Contact with Kislyak led Michael Flynn to be dismissed from his post as national security adviser and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the probe. "We were not informed by the Russians that their official photographer was dual-hatted and would be releasing the photographs on the state news agency", an administration official said.
He's also publicly said that he was looking forward to beginning a dialogue with Trump and his administration.
US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation tried to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
USA intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump.