Sekulow on Trump Jr. Meeting: Secret Service Just Let Them In

Elias Hubbard
July 18, 2017

President Donald Trump, as he often does early on the weekends, sent out some rapid fire tweets, this time about his son Don Jr.'s much discussed meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who promised dirt on the Clinton campaign.

The president himself came to the defense of his son, who he said "is being scorned by the Fake News Media".

Trump has gone through one of the rockiest stretches of his presidency since the disclosure of the meeting in June 2016 between his son and the Kremlin-linked lawyer.

In a potentially even more damaging revelation, the New York Times reported that the younger Trump had been informed via email ahead of the meeting that material from the Russian lawyer was part of an effort by Moscow to aid his father's presidential bid and hurt Clinton.

Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he met in NY with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was told she might have damaging information about his father's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The actor couldn't help reminding readers of the 2016 campaign when Donald Trump was fixated upon Hillary Clinton's emails.

Rather than call the authorities - as campaigns have done before in such situations, and as is required by patriotism and, perhaps, the law - they eagerly set up a meeting.

Among the money spent, was a payment from Trump's official campaign to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeet the people who were at Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting Ex-GOP Rep hits Trump's defense of Trump Jr.

On an appearance Tuesday night on Fox News Channel, Trump Jr. downplayed the importance of the meeting, saying it produced nothing worth passing on to his father.

The Russian government has also denied any knowledge of the meeting.

She said the Trump campaign would need to research it more, and after that Mr. Trump Jr. lost interest, according to Mr. Akhmetshin.

"This is about as clear of evidence you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the Russians, to get useful information from the Russians", Representative Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC's "This Week".

"Our intelligence committee needs to interview him and others who attended the meeting", said Republican Senator Susan Collins. His disapproval rating rose to 58 percent, and 48 percent of those polled said they "disapprove strongly" of his performance, citing a loss of United States leadership overseas and the Republican health care bill.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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