Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Russia's Foreign Minister Responds To Question About FBI Director Comey's Firing: 'Was He Fired? You Are Kidding'

CNN: Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding

(CNN)When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived at the State Department Wednesday, his most notable question wasn't about foreign affairs -- it was about recently fired FBI Director James Comey.

Russia's top diplomat met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and they were expected to discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues, according to the State Department.

But the first question for Lavrov was about Comey, who until Tuesday was overseeing an investigation into the relationship between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"Does the Comey firing cast a shadow over your talks," a reporter asked him.

"Was he fired?" Lavrov asked.

"You're kidding! You're kidding," he said as more questions were lobbed at him before walking away.

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Jay Farquharson said...

Gotta love the Lavrov "trolling" of the US.

Aizino Smith said...

Lavrov did not troll the U.S.

50% of us or more loved it.

Lavron trolled the dumb jerks in the MSMS such as CNN, Huffpo NYT, LA Times, MSLSD, NBC, etc

You know the narrative guys. The guys that give Demo pols their marching orders.

Unknown said...

Exactly: he's saying "I'm not going to play your stupid little game." <>

Unknown said...

But Jay is right: "Gotta love the Lavrov."

Jay Farquharson said...


Jay Farquharson said...

Nope, he's smirking his ass off.

Everybody with a brain knew Trump fired Comey,

And Larov knew for at least a week it was probably going to happen.


Jay Farquharson said...

I actually like him.

He's a great bullshitter of the old school Cold War era, and a great caller of bullshit of the American Exceptionalist Era.