"It's sucking the oxygen out of the room, everybody knows that", said Arizona Sen.
Trump Jr eagerly agreed to meet the woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father's presidential election campaign, according to emails the son released on Tuesday. "And he said no, I did not", Trump said.
Tweeted about his son's interview earlier on Wednesday, Trump said: "He was open, transparent and innocent". While administration advisers have commented that Trump Sr. discussed Russian interference in last year's presidential election with Putin, officials from the two countries offered diverging claims about whether or not the president accepted the Russian leader's denial of involvement.
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. He is meeting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron ahead of Bastille Day celebrations on Friday, which will commemorate the entry 100 years ago of US troops into World War One.
This solid revelation of a foreign adversary interfering in our elections makes Hillary Clinton's email flap look like a walk in the park.
"I said, did you do it?"
The current cease-fire in Syria remains intact, in contrast to previous efforts to stop the violence there, which Trump said "haven't held at all".
"I think this is some sort of fiction".
Democratic member Brad Sherman initially drafted and circulated the articles last month but has now formally introduced them.
Just weeks before Trump declared his candidacy for the presidency in June 2015, Emin Agalarov posted that he had met with the tycoon again in New York City.
Florida real estate records indicate the Agalarovs own at least two multi-million-dollar properties in the Miami area, although neither appear to have ties to Trump. You have done a FANTASTIC job. Absolutely not. I then asked him a second time in a totally different way. On Tuesday, Yahoo News reported the purpose of Ivanka Trump's trip was to scout locations for a prospective tower in Moscow. On Monday, Sanders herself said that "the only thing I see inappropriate about the meeting was the people that leaked the information about the meeting after it was voluntarily disclosed". Congressional investigators, the special counsel's office, and, presumably, the investigator assigned to vet his final security clearance application all want to know about the exact nature and purpose of his contacts with Russian operatives.
And Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., must finally decide: Is this really okay?