‘Wild & overblown’: Lavrov blasts media hype over Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

12 Jul, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he was astonished to learn the US president’s son has been slammed for talking to a Russian lawyer. The minister has lampooned the accusations, saying they were “wild” and making a mountain out of a molehill.

“I was amazed to find out that Trump’s son is accused of talking to her [Natalia Veselnitskaya]. For me it’s basically wild, because when a person talks to a lawyer, what is the threat to anyone?” the top Russian diplomat said.

Lavrov added that he had learned about this fact from the media.

“When I turned on the TV in the morning, all the Western channels were talking about it.

“It is amazing how serious people are making an elephant out of a fly,” the minister added while speaking at a news conference with his Belgian counterpart, Didier Deynders, on Wednesday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow “is not aware of this whole story, has never had contacts with this lawyer; that’s why we have nothing to say about this story: it has nothing to do with us.”

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