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Pompeo: 'No mistake' Trump warned Russian diplomat about election tampering

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? MORE on Wednesday insisted that President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE and a Russian diplomat discussed election interference at a recent White House meeting despite the Russian official's claims to the contrary.

Asked by a reporter whether Trump had brought up the issue of Russian election interference and made clear that the U.S. would not accept future meddling, Pompeo said that he had.

"I will leave to the White House to give the details of what is said. I never talk about what the President says in those private settings, but I can tell you that Foreign Minister [Sergey] Lavrov’s statement is not accurately a reflection of my recollection of that meeting," Pompeo told reporters.

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"[T]here is no mistake that President Trump made clear in the meeting that he had with Foreign Minister Lavrov and the rest of the Russian team that was there that President Trump personally, and America, finds their meddling in our elections unacceptable in the very same way that I had said it earlier to Foreign Minister Lavrov," he continued.

Pompeo's remarks come after Lavrov told reporters during a press conference at the Russian embassy in Washington that he and Trump "haven't even actually discussed elections," and did not discuss the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election with the president during their meeting Tuesday.

Trump himself claimed to have had discussed "election meddling" with Lavrov in a tweet with a picture of the two men Tuesday afternoon.

"Just had a very good meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and representatives of Russia," the president wrote. "Discussed many items including Trade, Iran, North Korea, INF Treaty, Nuclear Arms Control, and Election Meddling. Look forward to continuing our dialogue in the near future!"