Current President Donald Trump had met with Russia’s ambassador to the Unites States last year in April at the highest point of the presidential elections, it has been revealed, despite his repeated denials that any such meeting occurred with any Kremlin officials throughout his campaign.
According to reports published during the time, which have resurfaced again now, Trump had met with a representative of the Russian government briefly in the US capital about six months before Election Day.
Photos taken on that day have also resurfaced in order to prove that Sergey Kislyak, who is Kremlin’s mail man located in Washington, had been at Trump’s speech.
Reports now directly contradict Trump’s constant denials of contact with any Russian official previous to the election.
The meeting had taken place as Trump stayed at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel on the 27th of April last year.
Trump’s administration issued over 20 denials that they had any contact with officials from Russia, which stretched back to the previous summer.
In a press conference in the White House in February, Trump addressed these allegations questioning his links to the Kremlin.
“Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia,” he stated.
“Haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years. Don’t speak to people from Russia. Not that I wouldn’t. I just have nobody to speak to.
“I spoke to Putin twice. He called me on the election. I told you this. And he called me on the inauguration, a few days ago.
“We had a very good talk, especially the second one, lasted for a pretty long period of time.
“I’m sure you probably get it because it was classified. So I’m sure everybody in this room perhaps has it. But we had a very, very good talk.
“I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does.”