Politics Trump: 'Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended'

18:01  17 july  2017
18:01  17 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

TLDR: Manafort Reportedly Didn't Bother To Read Russian Meeting Emails

  TLDR: Manafort Reportedly Didn't Bother To Read Russian Meeting Emails Paul Manafort appears to be distancing himself from the meeting he attended at Trump Tower in June 2016 with Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked lawyer.An unnamed “source close to Manafort” claimed to Politico on Tuesday that Manafort did not read the entire email chain Trump Jr. had forwarded him about the meeting, and said the former campaign chairman was unaware of exactly who he would meet.If he had read past a short note from Trump Jr.

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President Trump on Monday defended his son's decision to take a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.

"Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That's politics!" Trump tweeted Monday.

The president has similarly defended his son over the past week. On Sunday, Trump tweeted: "HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?"

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

  Trump's lawyers knew about Trump Jr. emails weeks ago: report 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, Tr ump'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.

What was Jared Kushner's role in the meeting ? Who is Donald Trump Jr .? It was a meeting that went very, very quickly, very fast." "I think from a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting ," Trump said. The Trumps attended the Bastille Day parade in Paris at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.

How They Justify Collusion. The excuses for the Don Jr . meeting are even more damning than the meeting itself. By William Saletan. On Friday morning, before we learned that a former KGB man had attended the meeting with Trump ’s campaign brass, Rivera added: “Even if there was a KGB killer in

Last week, Trump Jr. released a chain of emails detailing his conversations on setting up the meeting with a Russian lawyer whom he was told has compromising information about Hillary Clinton.

The White House continues to deny the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow during the presidential election.

Trump Jr. has said the meeting "went nowhere," but many lawmakers have raised questions about the interaction.

President Trump on Saturday announced the appointment of Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer with experience as a federal prosecutor and defense attorney, as special counsel at the White House.

Cobb was speculated to be taking over the White House's response to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump's comments Monday come as the White House is launching a three-week "Made in America" messaging campaign to refocus Trump's public agenda.

The push will highlight American-made products, American jobs and the "American dream," according to a White House official.

Trump's tweet also comes after the Senate has delayed consideration on its healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.

Trump to hold rally in Ohio next Tuesday .
The rally comes as Republicans hit a major speed bump on trying to repeal ObamaCare.Trump is set to appear at a rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown at 7 p.m on July 25. He has already held a number of campaign-style rallies since his election in November.

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