Politics Trump's lawyers knew about Trump Jr. emails weeks ago: report

05:55  14 july  2017
05:55  14 july  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump ’ s outside legal team representing him in the ongoing Russia probe knew about the email chain concerning a meeting between Donald Trump Jr . and a Russian lawyer more than three weeks ago , according to a new report .

Russian Meeting Emails Weeks Ago . During a Wednesday interview with Reuters, President Donald Trump said that he only learned about the meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr . and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya “a couple of days ago .”

Russian business partners said Trump presidency would be 'amazing breakthrough'© Provided by The Hill Russian business partners said Trump presidency would be 'amazing breakthrough' President Trump's outside legal team representing him in the ongoing Russia probe knew about the email chain surrounding a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer more than three weeks ago, according to a new report.

Yahoo News reported Thursday that Marc Kasowitz, Trump's lead lawyer handling the Russia probe, were informed about the emails in June after they were discovered by lawyers representing Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser.

Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Reuters that he only found out recently about his son's meeting with the Russian lawyer last summer who was presented as having compromising information on campaign rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. emails, meeting fall under special counsel's mandate

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President Trump ’ s outside legal team representing him in the ongoing Russia probe knew about the email chain surrounding a meeting between Donald Trump Jr . and a Russian lawyer more than three weeks ago , according to a ne…

Lawyers for President Donald Trump learned more than three weeks ago there was a June 2016 email exchange between his son Donald Jr . and a lawyer linked to the Russian government to arrange a meeting, sources close to the matter told Yahoo News.

"No, that I didn't know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this," Trump said when asked if he knew his eldest son was meeting with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Trump Jr.'s meeting with the lawyer has come under intense scrutiny. The meeting was also attended by Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Trump Jr. on Tuesday released emails between himself and entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting last summer.

Trump Jr. wrote in the emails that he would "love" the information after Goldstone said the lawyer had "sensitive information" that was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."


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Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly "miserable" and can't wait for the next four years to end. A friend of President Trump's two adult sons told People that Trump Jr. and Eric Trump "never wanted this.""Don can't do any deals, because he'll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day a nd is miserable," a source in their circle added.Trump Jr. is facing backlash after news surfaced earlier this month that he took a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.Last week, Trump Jr.

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