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Lavrov Responds to Allegation That Kremlin Offered Trump Jr. Dirt on Clinton: Are You Serious?

Sergey Lavrov is amazed that anyone could think that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya is a Kremlin agent

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How do the sneaky Russians meddle with elections? Simple. They send out bizarre, unencrypted and extremely casual emails offering dirt on political opponents. 

Any questions? Actually ... yes. 

While answering media questions at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday, Lavrov said that he was overcome with a profound feeling of "amused disbelief" after learning that the US media actually believes that a weirdo British music publicist and an even weirder Russian lawyer were enlisted by the Kremlin to contact Trump Jr. and offer him hot scoops about Hillary Clinton's nefarious activities in Russia. 

Question: Does Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya really have any ties with official Russian organisations?

Sergey Lavrov: It was with amused disbelief that I heard about Donald Trump Jr being accused of dealings with this Russian lawyer. In my opinion, this is absurd. Why should dealing with a lawyer become a problem or a threat to anyone?

I did not know anything about this until I read the news item to this effect and saw a television report yesterday. As I switched my television set on this morning, I learned that it was all over the Western media. It is surprising that serious people can make a mountain from a molehill. And maybe there was not even a molehill in this case.

Poor Lavrov. We wonder if he ever imagined he would have to waste so much of his life refuting tabloid stories. 

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