Presence of Russian photographer in Oval Office raises alarms

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A photographer for a Russian state-owned news agency was allowed into the Oval Office on Wednesday during President Trump's meeting with Russian diplomats, a level of access that was criticized by former U.S. intelligence officials as a potential security breach.

The officials cited the danger that a listening device or other surveillance equipment could have been brought into the Oval Office while hidden in cameras or other electronics.

Curiously, no US media was allowed at the event, only Russian media.

Responding to a question posed online about whether it was a sound decision to allow the photographer into the Oval Office, former deputy CIA director David S. Cohen replied on Twitter: "No it was not."

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