Russia’s Top Diplomat To Visit White House Amid Impeachment

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President Donald Trump will hold a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Russia's foreign ministry confirmed Lavrov's trip to Washington in a statement.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that any foreign interference in American elections is "unacceptable" and warned Russian Federation and others that the Trump administration will protect the integrity of the vote.

"We didn't pick this date to coincide with the process on Capitol Hill, but we can't allow the zaniness that's taking place on Capitol Hill to impact our job", Pompeo told conservative broadcaster One America News on Monday. There are arms control issues between our two countries.

When president Trump last met with Lavrov at the White House, in May 2017, he divulged intelligence information Israel had shared with the United States.

But, they also acknowledged that the differences are significant and include the New START arms control treaty that is due to expire next year and the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats by both countries. We want to bring China into that discussion as well.

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A crucial summit in Paris follows Lavrov's visit where the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russian Federation agreed that an "all-for-all" prisoner exchange should be arranged by the end of the year between Kyiv and Moscow.

"I hear he has found plenty", Trump added.

Phone records released by the House Intelligence Committee revealed extensive communications among Mr Giuliani, unidentified individuals at the White House and others involved in the campaign to pressure Ukraine, with no indication the calls were encrypted or shielded from foreign surveillance.

An OAN said in advance that Artemenko would be featured on the first episode of Giuliani's special - along with the former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of allegations that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, Andrii Telizhenko, and attorney and Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine Michaelo Okhendovsky.

The 2017 meeting also came one day after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey, which prompted calls for a special counsel to investigate Russian interference into the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

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