Secret Service issues statement on Donald Trump Jr. meeting

18 Juillet, 2017, 05:04 | Auteur: Stephane Girardot
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Emails released this week show that Trump Jr. believed he was meeting with a Russian government lawyer who would provide damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian effort to assist his father's presidential campaign.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that the focus of a 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was adoption policy, despite President Trump's own tweet on the subject. "We saw the attorney general not disclose meetings and have to recuse himself".

On Sunday night, Sekulow told CNN that Trump did not know about the meeting, saying: "The President was not engaged in this, was not aware of it".

"I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting".

Also in attendance at the meeting was Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, publicist Rob Goldstone - who helped arrange the meeting, and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin.

In the second quarter of 2017, Trump's re-election campaign raised spent $4.4 million of the $8 million it raised. "Never", he told the Post.

"The evidence out there, for anybody willing to give it a fair hearing, is that the Russians have been very aggressive, very adversarial", said Hayden, while giving credit to the Trump administration for finding points where the two countries' interests overlap.

Conway also maintained that Clinton is "one of the only people" who firmly believes in collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Or to resume Russian adoptions by U.S. citizens?

Sekulow's statement Sunday was a slight twist on one he made to CNN's Anderson Cooper earlier this week, when he questioned why the Secret Service would have allowed Russia-connected individuals to meet with members of the campaign.

He said having all the information will compel the persons involved to disclose what happened during the private meeting.

Once the campaign subsequently denied any Russian involvement and continued to label such reports as fake news, Trump gave Russian President Vladimir Putin enormous leverage.

The Kremlin got several things out of the meeting, even though Veselnitskaya did not share anything about Clinton.

"This may not be the smoking gun, but it may ultimately lead to that", he said. The president in particular has criticized the media for what he calls unfair and biased coverage.