Trump Says Putin Actually Wanted Clinton To Be President Because Of "Windmills"

15 Juillet, 2017, 18:32 | Auteur: Stephane Girardot
  • Donald Trump Jr said there was nothing to tell about the meeting

One pro-Trump response to the "I'd love it" e-mail-in which Donald Trump, Jr. eagerly accepted an offer from the Russian government to get damning information about Hillary Clinton during his father's election campaign-is that it's just the normal dirt-digging political campaigns do on opposing candidates.

Trump on July 12 also once again condemned media coverage and the various investigations into his campaign's alleged links to Russia as "the greatest Witch Hunt in political history".

On climate change, Macron said that it was an area where the two nations "have a number of disagreements" but that he remains extremely attached to the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement, which he labeled "a major international breakthrough".

In the long series of bizarre interviews from Trump, this one is arguably close to the top of the list.

Brandon Garrett, law professor at the University of Virginia, says since Watergate, federal law has forbidden any direct or indirect foreign contribution or promise of such to a US election. "Because from day one I wanted a strong military, he doesn't want to see that".

Here are just a few of the statements that could indicate this story may not be the "nothing burger" the Trump camp would have you believe.

"Politics is not the nicest business in the world", the president said, "but it's very standard where they have information and you take the information".

Following Comey's testimony, President Trump denied that he ever asked the former FBI director to let the Flynn investigation go.

Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat-Oregon) said the e-mails show that Trump's son "sought to collude with a hostile foreign power to subvert America's democracy".

Trump said he spent the first 20 or 25 minutes of his more than two-hour meeting with Putin last Friday in Germany on the election meddling subject.

"If there was something that came from it that was shady, if it was a danger to national security, then I would obviously bring it right to someone", Trump Jr. said. But wait, Hannity was very careful with his question.

Trump Jr. tweeted during the testimony, "Knowing my father for 39 years when he 'orders or tells' you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means".

On Saturday, Putin told reporters he had hopes for the bilateral relationship after meeting Trump.

The president's attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in an interview with NBC's "Today" that Trump Jr. did not violate any laws by accepting the meeting. DNC officials told Politico her information wasn't worth putting in their briefing books, and Chalupa's efforts to force a congressional inquiry fizzled.

In an interview before departing Wednesday evening for France, Trump told Reuters that he didn't know about the meeting "until a couple of days ago when I heard about this".

There was no immediate comment from the White House last night.

Video obtained exclusively by CNN offers a new look inside the web of relationships now at the center of allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

"In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently", Trump Jr. said.