Trump, believed to be the intended beneficiary of the Russian meddling, emerged from the extraordinary meeting — which ran so long that Trump’s wife tried to break it up — with a deal on a partial cease-fire in the Syrian war. The agreement would mark the first time Washington and Moscow had operated together in Syria to try to reduce the violence. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came away from the meeting saying Trump had heard out Putin’s assurances that Moscow did not run a hacking and disinformation effort, and had dismissed the entire U.S. investigation into the Russian role. IT Security Animated Video
“The U.S. president said that he heard clear statements from President Putin about this being untrue and that he accepted these statements,” Lavrov told Russian reporters.