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Russian Lawyer Was Lobbying Against Sanctions Clinton Opposed After Paid Speech Gig

14 July 2017

But he leaves behind a swirl over his son's efforts to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton, provided by the Russian government. "I was a little surprised to hear that", he said.

Trump and Macron said they also talked about terrorism, trade, the Paris Climate Accords and other subjects during what both described as a friendly meeting.

Former attorney general Loretta Lynch on Thursday distanced herself from the Russian lawyer that gained passage into the US before landing a meeting with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKushner pushed WH for tougher defense of Trump Jr. emails: report White House releases emails sent to voter fraud commission Trump Jr. pitch was part of broad Russian effort MORE Jr. during the 2016 campaign.

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"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr Trump", British entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone emailed Donald Jr on June 3 to set up the meeting. The email continues, "I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first".

"I think any witness who's been asked to testify in Congress should do that", Ryan said at a news conference.

"I didn't know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this", said Trump Sr.

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Trump said in the interview, which will be aired on Thursday: "I think we get along very, very well".

The Republican president drew criticism last week from Democrats who accused him of not pressing Putin hard enough at a meeting they held in Germany over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Mr Trump has repeatedly referred to the investigations into Russian interference in the USA election as a "witch hunt", arguing it is a politically motivated scheme to discredit his victory and justify Mrs Clinton's loss.

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Asked about the meeting on Thursday, Trump said "politics is not the nicest business in the world" and that it's standard for candidates to welcome negative information about an opponent. Do you find it remotely believable that he somehow forgot a meeting that he set up, between a party-line Russian lawyer and the campaign? The meeting lasted only 20 or 30 minutes, and "nothing came of it", said Alan Futerfas, a criminal defense attorney Trump Jr. hired a day before his email release.

But one Obama White House veteran agrees this looks like a conspiracy - just not the kind Trump's fans have in mind. While the meeting, according to Trump associates, was a "nothing burger," this disclosure provided a confirmed link between the Trump family and Veselnitskaya.

JOHN YANG: For Mr. Trump, the Russian Federation story has become a burden he can not escape, no matter how hard he tries. "The White House is functioning beautifully, despite the hoax made up by the Democrats". She insisted that she met with Trump discuss sanctions imposed by the US on Russian Federation. Trump has since praised his son for his "transparency" in dealing with the situation. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer, not a government lawyer but a Russian lawyer.

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In November 2015, she said she was detained for two hours at Heathrow Airport in Britain on her way to the U.S. Officials "specifically targeted me on the basis of the parole numbers that the United States government had assigned to me", she said.

Russian Lawyer Was Lobbying Against Sanctions Clinton Opposed After Paid Speech Gig