Tillerson - Trump did not discuss 'sources, methods' in meeting with Russia's Lavrov

Acting FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe arrives to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. President Donald trump revealed classified information during a recent meeting at the White house with Russian foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Relations between the United States and Russian Federation have never been so bad after the Cold War and are not expected to "make any fresh start", said the head of U.S. diplomacy.

"The president, I think, has made it clear that he feels it's important that we reengage with Russia", Tillerson told NBC's "Meet The Press".

One of those national security objectives, Tillerson said, is to try to establish a better relationship with Russian Federation despite that nation's interference in last year's US presidential election.

"I think terms like having a reset are overused", Tillerson said.

The Secretary of State noted that addressing Russian interference in the recent US election is one of the many important issues that will have to be addressed before the relationship improves.

He added, however, that it was "inconclusive" whether this had any impact on the election.

"You'd have to put that question to the White House staff and protocol people", Tillerson said.




In the interview, Tillerson covered a range of foreign policy issues.

The Republican senator wrote in a New York Times op-ed earlier this month that Tillerson's warning against "conditioning our foreign policy too heavily on values" told oppressed people the world over that the United States would not help them if doing so comes in conflict with moves to benefit USA interests.

Tillerson said he's unconcerned about speculation (from moonbats like Todd) that he may not be able to remain independent from Trump if he had to take a stance that undermined the president.

"I have a great relationship with the president", Tillerson said.

Tillerson said the United States and Russian Federation have numerous major issues to consider, but said he has no question in his own mind that Russian Federation interfered.

Mr McMaster clarified his comments on Tuesday, saying: "What I'm saying is really the premise of that article is false". "Policy has to be tailored to the individual situation".

"America's values of freedom, of treatment of people, human dignity, freedom of expression throughout the world, those are our values", Tillerson said.

Asked about Trump's campaign vow to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Tillerson said the president is taking "a very deliberative approach".

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