Trump Defends His Son While Abroad

Posted July 14, 2017

Trump told Reuters on Wednesday that he knew nothing about the meeting "until a couple of days ago when I heard about this".

"We could have fixed it in five minutes", Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters. Feinstein's office confirmed that they plan to question him.

United States president Donald Trump has claimed the meeting that his son, son-in-law and then campaign manager held with a Russian lawyer in the hope of gaining damaging information about former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was "opposition research". "People said oh they shouldn't get along, well, who are the people that are saying that?" But now the lawyer says she was in fact summoned to Trump Tower, and didn't beg for the meeting herself. That concern is "certainly something we want to explore", along with the Trump campaign's data analytics, Schiff said. Their meeting was also attended by Jared Kushner, Trump's adviser and son-in-law, and Paul Manafort, at the time Trump's campaign manager. We will never ever talk to Russian Federation. She insisted that she met with Trump discuss sanctions imposed by the USA on Russian Federation. But Trump has consistently and emphatically denied there was any "collusion" between his campaign and the Russians to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Virginia Democrat would not say Thursday when the panel wants to interview Kushner or Trump Jr.

When asked if as a father, if he supported his son's willingness to testify before Congress on the meeting in question, Mr. Trump replied, "I think if he wants to".

Many Republican lawmakers have either refused to comment on the Trump Jr. meeting or dismissed its significance, but some have expressed irritation. It was a meeting that went very, very quickly - very fast - two of the people in the room, one of them left nearly immediately and the other was not really focused on the meeting. "Which is a very interesting point".

Asked if he believed Putin's denial, Trump paused. "I have very little time for watching TV" he tweeted.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a new version of a Russian Federation and Iran sanctions bill on Wednesday, hoping to send a message to President Donald Trump to maintain a strong line against Moscow.

Sekulow said the president was not being investigated by Mueller.

"I didn't know if there was any credibility, I didn't know if there was anything behind it, I can't vouch for the information. I'm one of the lawyers", Sekulow told ABC's "Good Morning America". "Politics is not the nicest business in the world". The derogatory information was described as coming from officials in Moscow seeking to help then-candidate Trump. And he said, 'No, I did not.

A complaint already has been filed before the U.S. Federal Election Commission by Democratic lawmakers alleging that the meeting violated U.S. election laws, while several committees of Congress are seeking further information about the meeting to determine whether it validated allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election.