United States may assist Caribbean in case of Venezuela oil…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps off his plane as he arrives to the presidential hangar in Mexico City Mexico

The Russians are already trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections and the USA is basically helpless to stop them, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"It's important we just continue to say to Russia, 'Look, you think we don't see what you're doing". In an earlier stop in Mexico, he advised Mexican officials to be on guard for Russian interference in their elections scheduled for July.

"Also there are other regional countries that it would affect as well, and we want to be mindful that we're not - we do not want to harm them with an action we take either", he said in his weekend remarks.

Banning sales of Venezuelan oil in the USA and suspending refining of Venezuelan crude by American companies could further hurt the already suffering Venezuelan people, American businesses and Caribbean nations that depend on it. Tillerson acknowledged that this is all being considered as part of any decision.

Investigation of the Russia alleged interference in the U.S. elections in 2016 is conducted by the FBI, special prosecutor Robert Muller and the special committees for the investigation of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Congress. Donald Trump and his key assistants repeatedly rejected allegations of any unlawful contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign.

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"We had a very comprehensive discussion on ways to promote increased energy independence, not just for Jamaica but throughout the Caribbean", Tillerson said at a later press conference with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. This belief puts the president at odds with national security agencies and with Tillerson's most recent comments.

Speaking earlier in Mexico City, Tillerson said European counterparts already detected signs of Russian Federation involvement in several elections and warned the Mexican government to be on guard.

He added, however, that he was "confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election [and] that we will push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won't be great". The Kremlin used "an influence campaign" to "undermine public faith in the USA democratic process, denigrate [Democratic nominee Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency", the report said.

"Every time [Putin] sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that, ' and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it", Trump said.

Two weeks ago, the Trump administration declined to impose new sanctions passed by Congress in response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The threat of sanctions was sufficient as a "deterrent," it claimed.

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