Secretary Tillerson and Sergei Lavrov Joint Presser – 1:30pm Live Stream

Following a lengthy five hour meeting in Moscow with Foreign Minister Lavrov, and following an “unscheduled” meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are scheduled to hold a joint press conference at 130pm Wednesday, April 12:

Update – Video Added

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Secretary T-Rex was awesome in lengthy 5 hour meeting earlier. More on that later.

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224 Responses to Secretary Tillerson and Sergei Lavrov Joint Presser – 1:30pm Live Stream

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Already the Nevertrumpers and RINOs are trying to stir the pot.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Just_me says:

    Historic, and I AM HERE!

    Liked by 6 people

  3. fred5678 says:

    Rex T. so looks and speaks and acts the part. Unlike the two previous pretenders who held that post.

    Liked by 23 people

  4. mnlakes says:

    Tell us the part where Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov B**** Slaps Andrea Mitchel for her lack of manners!! I love that part!
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/hah-russian-foreign-minister-scolds-us-reporter-shouting-question-brought/

    Liked by 21 people

  5. fred5678 says:

    ValJar now taking notes in the dungeon of hte OFA mansion while her boss hides in a South Pacific coral atoll.

    Today’s diary page title: “How grownups conduct foreign diplomacy”

    Liked by 15 people

  6. Apfelcobbler says:

    From McMaster’s lips to Lavrov’s lips:
    “Denuclearization” of North Korea peninsula.

    11:30 to 12:10

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Owlen Rose says:

    So what I’m gathering so far, is Russia is willing to fight to defeat ISIS. Just as Trump wanted.

    I still contend that Trump/Tillerson don’t care if Assad remains in power, as long as he behaves. Remember, Trump never wanted to remove brutal rulers like Saddam. He wants stability in the region so the refugee crisis doesn’t overrun the Europe, and stop the breeding of terrorists that can harm us.

    Liked by 17 people

  8. Sandra-VA says:

    So far, it sounds like lots of good things are going to come out of this meeting… I especially like two people, one from each side, will work together to explore the issues that irritate each country.

    Liked by 15 people

  9. duchess01 says:

    Does anyone get the impression that Russia will see the NEW face of America through our honorable Secretary of State Tillerson? I am looking forward to a better and more conciliatory relationship with Russia – it does appear the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is presenting this possibility in his presentation – whatever happened in their ‘talks’ – it appears to be positive –

    Is it just me – or do you agree – am I foolish to hope and pray for a better relationship with Russia?

    Liked by 28 people

    • B to the Ryzzo says:

      Love that now we have true leaders in leadership positions, as opposed to what we’ve had the last 8+ years – probably longer than that, to be honest. Our adversaries have grown accustomed to pushing us around, but no more!

      Liked by 9 people

    • Bonitabaycane says:

      duchess, I am optimistic, if not confident, that Tillerson is the perfect SOS to advance our relationship with Russia. He is a known quantity there and IMO is respected. His integrity, maturity and gravitas makes him the right man to soothe the diplomatic waters, not only for our country but also in the eyes of Putin and Russia IMO.

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    • Orygun says:

      We do most of our trade with communist China and I don’t see why we shouldn’t open trade with Russia. I would think that the Russian people would be happy to see a normalization with the western world. They were hoping that President Trump would do just that but the Neocons are afraid of all the dirty deals that have been going on for years. Meh, Russia!
      There is a lot of fear in the MSM and the establishment with the open dialogue being pursued with the Russian government.

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    • chojun says:

      The Russian people also hope and pray for a better relationship with the USA.

      At any rate – Russia has regional interests in that part of the world. These regional interests compete with the global interests of neocons in the United States. That is why these politicians continuously beat the war drum.

      Can anyone imagine if John McCain had become President of the United States?

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  10. M33 says:

    Oh man…
    This is gonna be GREAT!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Lavrov shoveling feverishly re. CW

    Liked by 3 people

  12. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Lavrov sounds like Schiff calling for independent investigation….

    Liked by 5 people

    • duchess01 says:

      He definitely is insistent on an investigation – this would be totally logical if there was some question of responsibly – or a question of ‘if’ chemical weapons were employed – maybe, there is a dispute about the intelligence used to justify US actions – dunno – any ideas?

      Liked by 1 person

      • bulwarker says:

        I think he’s referring to the original finger-pointing done by Turkey, a nation that clearly has anti-Assad (ie Russian) objectives in the region.

        Liked by 2 people

        • duchess01 says:

          Oh, could be, bul – hard to tell – he went around the block so many times I found it hard to follow about whom he was talking – except that name he kept repeating –

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    • A2 says:

      i’m just sayin’, the Dems must have graduated from Lavrov’s School of Meanderings.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. sundance says:

    He using the most words is losing.

    “The more he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons”…

    Liked by 34 people

    • duchess01 says:

      Oh, my – yes!

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    • A2 says:

      SD, you beat me by 6 minutes. LOL

      Liked by 2 people

    • Patriot1783 says:

      When trying to get to the truth, letting the other talk in certain situations will always trip them up.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kelly says:

      Keeping the joint classy be quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, I see. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 3 people

    • MVW says:

      Chest thumping is not truth. Losing is not the demonstration of truth. You know as well as everyone here that the Globalists have corrupted our media and intelligence organizations, yet you believe their remote conclusions. I don’t.

      And you know as well as those here (or most) that the Ukraine conflict was manufactured not by Russia, but by the Globalists.

      Now that Trump has picked up the war machine and bombed an air base in Syria, the media and Neocons have turned sweet on Trump. Look, a miracle! NOT!! If there ever was a tell, there it is.

      I hope there is sunshine, though, and this is smoke laid down to advance American interest and not those of our enemies which are not the Russians, but the Globalists.

      We are in the battle for our lives and freedom, Total War, and this is the Fog of War. I feel like looking for a bomb shelter and find no joy of victory in the latest ‘progress’.

      My comfort is my trust in God.

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      • Mariposa 323 says:

        It’s also my fear that globalists who are celebrating Syria right now are trying to position themselves to oust Russia from the equation. Part of not being the policeman of the world is , is the adage , ” the enemy of my enemy is my friend ” . We need Russia there as part of the balance of power in the ME . I believe we can’t trust them very much , but they are important in the equation of fighting Isis . That is why Trump is very clear on no war with Syria . How can these Ann Coulter types keep sowing hysteria in the face of that fact is beyond me . Does she not understand basic geopolitics ? The best way to get Russia helping us is to precisely put them on the defensive . That does not mean going toward Trump doesn’t have a great plan to get them to be “good ” policemen for the Shiite world . Trump gets to police the Sunnis , Putin gets to police the Shiites , and they both put away Isis . Until Jesus himself comes to sort it out that is the best we can hope for.

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    • chojun says:

      The man has no choice. He could speak volumes toward his country’s point of view but none of it will be carried by western news media.

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    • It’s just a different style of dealing with stuff. What I learned a long time ago, and it applies to City Council meetings, State legislature sessions, and Congress, is that what is done in public has nothing to do with the decisions made behind the scenes…that’s where it all happens. So who talks for how long about what is totally irrelevant. This is for show.

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  14. FofBW says:

    IMO, all of President Trumps enemies have done everything they can to not let him have Positive relationship with Russia.
    Epic fail on their part. Winning on ours!

    Liked by 15 people

  15. Kelly says:

    TRex provided a pitch perfect performance. Hallelujah! A Secretary of State who doesn’t feel the need to apologize for America and who bows to no foreign leader.

    Liked by 20 people

  16. A2 says:

    Lavrov, waffle, waffle, waffle.
    T Rex had a knife and fork.

    Liked by 10 people

  17. Does Lavrov get paid per word?

    Liked by 5 people

  18. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Lavrov blowing dense smoke….

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Sandra-VA says:

    I really really really REALLY like Tillerson! Finally, a strong person as Secretary of State. It has been a long time since we had one.

    Liked by 17 people

  20. fedback says:

    Tillerson short, precise answers.
    Lavrov minutes long answers

    Liked by 6 people

  21. sundance says:

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  22. burnett044 says:

    do ya remember Hillary and the Russian Reset button….?

    compare that to our T-Rex

    Liked by 8 people

  23. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Beginning the rehabilitation from decades of incompetence. Much work to do. Much opposition at home and abroad

    Liked by 11 people

  24. jwingermany says:

    And just like that, the door is open for the USA and Russia to work things out…despite all of the efforts to sabotage this opportunity.

    “Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business.”

    Liked by 22 people

  25. Owlen Rose says:

    You gotta love Lavrov trying to bring up past U.S. policy. It’s all he has to deflect. He knows very well that Trump is nothing like previous Presidents, as Tillerson pointed out, in is his own diplomatic way.

    Liked by 14 people

  26. fred5678 says:

    Biggest losers in this presser according to Lavrov — “Obama administration” and “John Kerry”.

    Obama may STAY at that coral atoll, with his SCUBA mask on during any future interviews.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. MIKE says:

    Sure-gay Lapdog is no match for Rex Tillerson. Who else ya got, Vlad?

    Liked by 2 people

  28. gringz says:

    Gotta turn off Fox, Chris Wallace is acting like T Rex was dominated because he wasn’t as aggressive…..

    Liked by 3 people

    • fred5678 says:

      He could not admit that clear, concise, minimum statements are the opposite of fillibustering.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Rip Tide says:

      Chris Wallace is a D-Bag! He needs to just retire already. What a pathetic “little” man he is.

      Liked by 3 people

    • graphiclucidity says:

      I was right there with you, buddy.

      Chris Wallace’s every fiber of being drips with contempt for anything Trump.
      It’s like he thinks he’s done anything important in his life other than live off of his daddy’s calling in favors to get him where he is and then make a living running his mouth about things he hasn’t got a clue on.

      Liked by 2 people

      • H.R. says:

        Wookie-Pedia Entry:

        It’s like he thinks he’s done anything important in his life other than live off of his daddy’s calling in favors to get him where he is and then make a living running his mouth about things he hasn’t got a clue on.

        Edited by graphiclucidity

        ;o)

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  29. Alf says:

    So are we going to WW3 or not? /S

    Like

  30. Publius2016 says:

    So furious that Russia Russia Russia continues unabated by the MSM. Truly sickening to see that this fairy tale must be addressed and true diplomacy delayed so as not to appear too cooperative.

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  31. KitKat says:

    Plan A: 1. Defeat ISIL 2. Let the Syrians themselves work out their political future.

    Plan A: (revised) 1. Defeat ISIL 2. Let the Syrians themselves, except for the Assad family, work out their political future.

    Liked by 3 people

  32. fred5678 says:

    Lavrov gave excellent history lesson in US’s prior meddling in ME by forcibly removing secular despots, thereby allowing islamic rulers to take over — Serbia/Kosovo, Libya, Iraq, Egypt (reversed by Sisi),

    Rex T. made no immediate demands in Syria, but long range goal of stable transition to new secular rule. And Lavrov emphasized “secular”.

    Liked by 4 people

    • redlegleader68 says:

      Remember what Sundance said above: “He using the most words is losing.”

      Liked by 3 people

    • graphiclucidity says:

      That’s standard Russian diplomatic operating procedure.

      1 – Talk about international law.
      2 – Call for investigation
      3 – Blame America
      4 – Point out hypocrisy
      5 – Propaganda
      6 – See #1

      Rinse, Repeat
      Ad nauseam, ad infinitum.

      They’ve been using the same playbook since Lenin and Stalin.

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      and orchestrated by the international community in consort with the Syrian people

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  33. Betty says:

    Christy Wallace doesn’t believe Tillerson dominated the news conference. What a putz.😑

    Liked by 8 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      MSM dominated press conference with fake news. No follow up on North Korea cooperation or ISIS cooperation. Everything about drawing wedges.

      Liked by 2 people

      • R-C says:

        They can ‘fake’ the news as much as they’d like. Putin, Lavrov, Trump & Tillerson KNOW what really transpired, and will act accordingly.

        The press can ‘spin’ this however they’d like to feed chum to their ignorant followers–but they can NOT change reality.

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        • i'm just sayin'.. says:

          Russian economy remains weak; low GDP, high inflation, almost total dependence on oil exports to keep economy afloat. The people of Russia continue to suffer. Putin has no leverage. He’s holding a pair of deuces against President Trump’s full house

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            I have a serious question. Maybe one of you who has knowledge can refer me to a book or two? Why is Russia so poor? It is a huge country. I realize it was basically raped during the entire Communist era but is the problem still just poor management/lack of development of its resources? Can’t someone with an eye for such things grab hold and develop an economy? Wouldn’t we all be better off it it were a developed nation? I know I am poorly informed, possibly naive as well. Just curious.

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            • Shadrach says:

              I’m not the best qualified to answer, so I hope someone else will chime in.
              1) No country that exports raw natural product has a winning outcome. The only one thus far who’s managed to succeed in it has been Australia. Russia exports oil. Major fail.
              2) Thieving by oligarchs. Putin has tried to minimize this, but it’s still a huge problem. No reinvestment in your country when the money is siphoned off. We’ve been seeing this more and more in the US. Note when you drive to work tomorrow count the number of potholes (as a minor example). Now imagine if it had been going on for decades longer.
              3) Serious alcoholism problem. Life expectancy is pretty low.
              4) Vast undeveloped areas, lack of communication between regions, multiple languages, different cultures. Imagine if we absorbed South America into the US and had to run the whole thing…..but we’d at least all be in the same time zone.
              5) Major expenditures (to Chechnya, for example) to step the spread of terrorism. To follow in that example, Kadyrov plays the role of strong man to keep the Chechens compliant and not blowing up Russia. He commands an exorbitant salary.
              6) Well there’s the whole sanctions thing. That sure isn’t helping.

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            • i'm just sayin'.. says:

              I don’t know of a particular book, but my opinion is that 70 years of oppression and disconnection from the world left the country unprepared for any degree of freedom. One of the byproducts was corruption in business that made it difficult (and it continues to be difficult) for businesses to invest in Russia. The only desirable product that anyone else in the world would want is oil (except for arms sold or traded to shady countries, regimes or individuals). So, the people remain oppressed. Many other factors certainly at play but I think this is valid.

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              • Underlying all of the specific reasons mentioned above, is the fundamental problem that will keep Russia poor forever, unless they figure this out. Lavrov used the word “collectively.” That is code-think for “Communism.” That means, basically, government/state control of the economy. No country ever gets rich or stays rich that uses command and control processes for their economy..

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                • Sylvia Avery says:

                  Thanks you guys for giving me a little to chew on. I guess I feel sorry for the Russian people. The deck seems stacked against them. They need a Donald Trump. Once again, thank you oh Lord for giving us President Trump. Without him we were finished as a country and I love you and praise your name for this blessing. Amen.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Wallace used his trusty word counter to determine the winner.

      Liked by 4 people

    • duchess01 says:

      And we care about what Walrus says because…

      Liked by 1 person

    • cjzak says:

      I was just going to comment on this. Wallace sure wasn’t watching the same thing I was. Lavrov was spilling a flood of unnecessary words to explain things. Tillerson was direct, firm and to the point. Yet Wallace said Lavrov was the tough and effective one, the one with experience and drove the conversation with authority. Now that sure didn’t seem to be the case to me, but then this is Chris Wallace we are talking about. He said somebody in the Trump administration needs to be much tougher on the Russians. Gaaah, the media gives me one gigantic headache daily. Cannot STAND them.

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  34. KitKat says:

    At the press conference, the USA claimed having irrefutable evidence that Assad ordered the bombing. The Russians say they’ve asked for but not been given any such evidence — of the election hacking, or that Assad ordered the bombing.

    Will the USA agree to what the Russians are asking for — an official investigation into the chemical attack ? If not, why not?

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    • KitKat says:

      If there’s irrefutable evidence, the investigation should be over in an hour or two.

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    • redlegleader68 says:

      Let’s look at it this way, KitKat: In what just seems like a short time ago, Trump tweeted that Hussein Soetoro had “wiretapped” his tower and all we heard from the media and the Dhimms was that Trump MUST present his evidence and “prove it true.”

      How’d that work out?

      Give it some time. Lavrov knows what he knows (as does Putin) but a PR campaign is underway to try and protect themselves from the indefensible. Same airbase, Russian “technicians” etc. Occam’s razor…

      Liked by 4 people

      • KitKat says:

        Imo, a public investigation would make those the irrefutable facts irrefutable to all, instead of there always being lingering questions.

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        • Deep Blue C says:

          Really? And you can say this with a straight face knowing how the disgusting media spews lies and anti-Trump nonsense day in and day out?

          If it doesn’t come from Trump, I don’t believe it. Trump said their were CW’s involved. Most likely Trump received confirmation of that through high-level intel–intel that YOU are never going to see.

          So who ya gonna trust?

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        • Summer says:

          A “public investigation” by the UN? After Assad (or whoever) had the ample opportunity to eliminate all the evidence? I am all for the full investigation but I am skeptical.

          The US cannot publish their own evidence because the methods are highly classified. Just as the Russian would never disclose their methods.

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  35. fedback says:

    Tillerson so impressive.
    Lavrov is by far the best foreign minister around but paled in comparison to T Rex

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  36. MfM says:

    I wonder if Sergei Lavrov took out some of his stress on Andrea M? I wonder in all the years of the Obama Administration is he had any problem with reports calling out questions.

    He can’t do that to T Rex or any of his group…. but the press is fair game.

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  37. Still, a just schadenfreude in my view……… πŸ™‚

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  38. And yes, I looked it up. 😏

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  39. jwingermany says:

    Lavrov made a clear denial of Russian meddling in the US election…no hard evidence presented.

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Rainy says:

    How entitled are the American press!!! FM Lavrov answer in English if you would!!!! Niet!! niet!! niet!!
    The only thing I can give Lavrov is the point he makes about our gov past involvments in wreaking havoc in Libya, What Do you say to that? Yes FM Lavrov our last admin were a bunch of incompetent bafoons!!! I wish I could have been a be a fly on the wall during their talks and during all talks.
    I noticed Lavrov began blinking quite a bit when a Russian reporter asked about hacking.

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  41. duchess01 says:

    No doubt in my mind Secretary Tillerson put forth his best effort – in spite of his long-winded counterpart – no longer embarrassed by the previous administration’s foibles – proud of our SOS!

    Liked by 3 people

  42. FL_Guy says:

    TRex is a very powerful man. He reminds me of the Clint Eastwood character in the Italian Westerns. Quiet, never gets flustered, never raises his voice and with just a look, the smart adversaries run while the not so smart ones…… I’m glad this guy is working for We the People!

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  43. wedf2014 says:

    The message from Russians to Trump and Kerry was the same as their message to Obama and Kerry: “Mind your own business. We will continue to conduct independent foreign policies.”
    You have to be a bit delusional to expect anything different.

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  44. ecmarsh says:

    Just saw this. Rus doesn’t want an investigation.

    2:30: Russia says they support an investigation into Syrian chemical attack 3:30: Russia vetoes UN resolution that supports investigation— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) April 12, 2017

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  45. Early on Lavrov acknowledges policy “time bombs” left over from the Obama administration and that the Russians are being “realistic” about it.

    I am optimistic about the prospects of T. Rex and Lavrov laying the groundwork for a Trump-Putin summit for a completely new relationship. When each country puts its own interests first, it will be a strong relationship based in reality and stability. I hope to see Trump and Putin united against Islam once the intervening minor issues have been solved. I am confident in the two leaders’ abilities to accomplish this.

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  46. janc1955 says:

    I’ve gotta figure out a way to save that so I can click on it several times an hour for the foreseeable future just for grins and giggles! T-Rex was definitely amused. ROFL!

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  47. Lavrov specifically said that the Obama administration, right at the end of it, deliberately made it more difficult for the Trump administration to have good relations with Russia!

    That’s right, Lavrov!

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  48. moe ham head says:

    uh oh a member from trumps team met with russians uh oh
    oh wait now its ok to talk to russians

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