Trump Lawyer Defends Meeting Between Trump Jr, Russians

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Ex-Soviet agent at meeting between Trump Jr., Russian lawyer: NBC News

"Donald Trump Jr. said not in the context of formal meetings, that he may have met with Russian people".

On Saturday, Trump had already tweeted his view that the latest information about his inner circle conspiring with Moscow to damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's chances in the 2016 election was unfounded.

US President Donald Trump once again attacked the media on Sunday for what he calls its fake news, this time for disparaging his son, Donald Trump Jr., in their coverage of the Russia case. She said the Trump campaign would need to research it more and, after that, Trump Jr. lost interest, Akhmetshin said. "He can pardon individuals, of course - that's because the founders of our country put that in the United States Constitution, the power to pardon".

"I mean, we were promised systemic, hard evidence of systemic, sustained, furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process but indeed dictated the electoral outcome", Conway said. "Unless the Secret Service thought that the senior Trump or Vladimir Putin himself was going to be at or very near the meeting, Sekulow's claim that the Secret Service 'allowed' the Russians in is what raises the real questions", wrote Josh Israel at ThinkProgress.

The president's legislative agenda also hit a snag Sunday.

House Democrats renewed calls for an independent panel to investigate, while some lawmakers are even demanding the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, resign from his advisory position. "Those people that our committee has jurisdiction over, the Americans, I sure as heck want to talk to them".

"Zero happened from the meeting".

Sekulow's comments about the Secret Service drew quick criticism, including from Frances Townsend, who advised former Republican President George W Bush on homeland security.

One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers defended a meeting that the president's son had with Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign, suggesting the fact that the Secret Service allowed the meeting showed it was not "nefarious".

A spokesman for Kushner did not respond to inquiries, nor did Trump Jr.'s attorney.

He told Fox News it was "literally just a wasted 20 minutes" that had not been important enough to tell his father about.

At least one member of Congress believes Akhmetshin could be involved in shady dealings. As far as the Post and the Times report, Trump Jr. never said that the Russian lawyer attended alone.

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