Tillerson Rules Out A Clinton-Style 'Reset' With Russia

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has briefed President Vladimir Putin on his May 10 meeting with US President Donald Trump in the usual way he does, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said about media rumors the US leader had allegedly shared some classified information. I understand what his objectives are. In the wake of Comey's firing, opposition Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans have called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to lead the investigation into Russia's meddling in last year's USA presidential election.

"I think it's been well documented - it's pretty well understood, the nature of that interference, here and elsewhere", he said.

He added, however, that this state of relations "is not healthy for the world".

"The president, I think, has made it clear that he feels it's important that we reengage with Russia", Tillerson said, emphasizing that it's in the interest of the American people for the relationship to improve.

Many caught right away that the report from The Washington Post - that has since been confirmed by a growing number of news outlets - didn't say that the president had divulged sources or methods.

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Todd contemptuously insinuated that Tillerson would betray the country and the Constitution to protect President Trump while discussing the firing of FBI Director James Comey, an Obama appointee.

In the interview, Tillerson covered a range of foreign policy issues.

The agenda for Trump's trip, which includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, is meant to "bring a message of unity among all of these people of faith, among these great religions", Tillerson said. "I can't really answer that". "A policy has to be tailored to the individual situation".

"America's values of freedom, of treatment of people, human dignity, freedom of expression throughout the world, those are our values", Tillerson said.

"So, the President, I think, has committed to at least make an effort in that regard and he has certainly asked me to make an important effort as well", Tillerson said, noting that relationship with Russian Federation comes up in his conversation with leaders of Europe as well.