July 7, 2017 [04/14/6998*] 6th day of the week
Secretary of State Tillerson Briefs Reporters Following Meeting Between President Trump and Russian President Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held an off-camera briefing with reporters in Hamburg, Germany on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. He talked about the first face-to-face meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Several topics were discussed in their two-hour long meeting including the recently announced ceasefire in Syria, the future of U.S.-Russia relations, and whether Russia played a role in the 2016 U.S. elections. Secretary Tillerson said President Trump did press President Putin on election interference, but the Russian president denied any involvement. Other questions centered on North Korea and Syria.