State Department was 'unaware' of Mexico visit

Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray met senior White House aides without the State Department’s knowledge, according to an official.

State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said he was “unaware” the foreign minister was in Washington.

The secretary of state typically receives foreign diplomats during visits to the nation’s capital.

The disconnect comes amid reports that the State Department has been sidelined in matters of foreign policy.


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