Secret Service denies vetting Trump Jr meeting

17 Juillet, 2017, 17:51 | Auteur: Edgar Lajoie
  • President Donald Trump

After Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow threw the Secret Service under the bus during an interview on ABC's This Week by saying, "I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in". The president has said his son did nothing wrong. The bulk of the more than $600,000 went to the law firm of Jones Day. "The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me", Sekulow said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Trump Jr. (and presumably Kushner and Manafort, too) already knew that Vladimir Putin's regime wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency and was willing to help.

He told Fox News it was "literally just a wasted 20 minutes" that had not been important enough to tell his father about. His presence, though noted at the time, likely would have signified nothing to the president's son, though it might have meant something to Paul Manafort. "We want to make sure we are prepared for when the Russians are back in 2018".

Questions and the push for a probe continue after the release of emails about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump, Jr. "Those people that our committee has jurisdiction over, the Americans, I sure as heck want to talk to them".

Political opponents see the email revelations as the most concrete evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election.

On Thursday, Mr Trump will mark his first six months in office with the lowest approval rating of any US president in 70 years.

Attorney Alan Futerfas said the man was described as a friend of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star who was a client of Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who had arranged the meeting, and possibly of Velenitskaya's, NBC said.

On CNN's State of the Union, Warner said the he couldn't say whether anything illegal had taken place, because "we don't know really what happened at this meeting". The messages appear to show Trump being offered damning information about Hillary Clinton in the heat of the 2016 presidential race.

"For the purpose of security or otherwise, the names were reviewed", he said.

"Never, ever, ever, ever, ever was Russia mentioned and never was there any coordination or cooperation or collaboration", Lewandowski said.