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trump lawyer sekulow’s donald jr. spin gets shot down on cnn


cnn’s chris cuomo was relentless in calling out president donald trump’s personal attorney jay sekulow for hypocrisy and diminishing the seriousness of a foreign power meddling in an american election on wednesday’s edition of cnn’s “new day.”sekulow attempted to carpet bomb cuomo with the administration talking point that president trump’s eldest son didn’t break any specific statute by taking a meeting with kremlin-aligned lawyer natalia veselnitskaya and insisting that the trump campaign got nothing useful out of the meeting.“it’s not a violation of the law here,” sekulow insisted. “but donald trump jr. yesterday said, ‘it’s the heat of the campaign, there’s a lot of activity going on. it was a 20 minute meeting that did not produce anything.”“we don’t know that,” cuomo said. “you have






the latest: trump lawyer says trump jr. did not violate law


washington — the latest on the controversy surrounding a meeting last summer between donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer promising damaging information on hillary clinton (all times local):7:30 p.m.president donald trump's lawyer is defending the president's son, donald trump jr., saying he did not violate any laws in his meeting with a russian lawyer.attorney jay sekulow says that the president was not aware of trump jr.'s june 2016 meeting and didn't find out about his son's email exchange until "very recently."sekulow says the president is not being investigated by special counsel robert mueller.the attorney is defending trump, his son and their associates in the aftermath of the revelation of trump jr.'s meeting — along with former campaign chairman paul manafort and trump son-in-law






tapper corners combative trump lawyer for ‘downplaying’ don jr.’s russia meeting


cnn’s jake tapper on tuesday went head-to-head with donald trump’s lawyer jay sekulow, cornering the attorney for “deflecting” his questions while “downplaying” donald trump jr.’s meeting with a russian emissary.tapper began the interview by pressing whether it was “okay” for trump jr. to willingly meet with a russian lawyer under the pretense of obtaining damaging information about former democratic candidate hillary clinton.sekulow countered that clinton’s campaign obtained information from the ukraine—an ally of the united states. “nobody [from ukraine] was meeting with any senior people of the clinton campaign,” tapper said.sekulow insisted it was equally as nefarious, prompting tapper to press whether trump jr.’s meeting was “ethical.”“this is not unique to donald trump’s campaign,” s






trump lawyer on trump jr. meeting: "nothing illegal about it"


president donald trump's personal attorney, jay sekulow, says that there was "nothing illegal" about mr. trump's son meeting with a russian lawyer that was arranged in the hopes of gathering compromising information about then-presidential candidate hillary clinton. "the meeting that took place, (there) was nothing illegal about it, there was not a violation of the law, no illegality," sekulow told "cbs this morning" on wednesday.sekulow's comments come just one day after donald trump jr. released a batch of emails he exchanged with music publicist, rob golstone, who facilitated the arrangement for a meeting with natalia veselnitskaya, who was described in the emails as a "russian government attorney." the emails referred to information that would "incriminate" hillary clinton and goldston






chris wallace shreds trump lawyer for both confirming and denying investigation


jay sekulow, a conservative activist and attorney for president donald trump, insisted on sunday that the president was not under investigation for obstruction of justice even though trump has said otherwise on twitter. during an interview with fox news host chris wallace, sekulow defended trump’s decision to fire fbi director james comey.“he takes the action that [the attorney general’s office] recommended and now he’s being investigated by the department of justice,” sekulow complained. “he’s being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the terminations!” “you’ve now said he is being investigated after saying [he isn’t],” wallace observed. “no, he’s not being investigated!” sekulow sho






trump may have helped donald jr. mislead on russia


by greg sargent, (c) 2017, the washington postpresident trump’s lawyer, jay sekulow, just made the rounds on the morning shows, armed with a clear message: the president was only made aware of the email chain incriminating his son in the last few days, and only saw it when the imminent publication of the email chain compelled donald trump jr. to release it himself.but this claim comes even as new reporting in the new york times indicates that president trump signed off on a statement from trump jr. a few days ago that flatly misrepresented what happened in his june 2016 meeting with the russian lawyer. and this raises a question: how far did the president himself go to mislead the public about his own campaign’s willingness to collude with russia to tip the election?the email chain, of cou






so, about that donald trump jr. news …


the trump camp’s spin in response to the latest revelations about donald trump jr., is roughly as follows: yes, trump jr. and jared kushner and paul manafort did meet with a kremlin-connected lawyer, in the expectation that the lawyer would provide them with information that would damage hillary clinton. but this is ok, because they didn’t know the identity of the lawyer beforehand, and at any rate, the promise of damaging info went nowhere, so no “collusion” happened.the problem with the claim that they didn’t know whom they were meeting with is not simply that it strains credulity in the extreme, though it certainly does. rather, it’s that this assertion will now be subjected to very intense investigative scrutiny, as bob bauer, a top campaign finance lawyer with perkins coie, explained






trump lawyer insists president not under investigation in russia probe


president donald trump’s personal lawyer said on sunday that trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged russian meddling in the 2016 u.s. presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment trump himself made on twitter last week.“the fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation,” said jay sekulow, a lawyer who is part of a team hired by trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with moscow, on cbs’ “face the nation.”sekulow added that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated. the cbs appearance was one of four talk show interviews sekulow gave on sunday.on friday, trump had tweeted: “i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire th






ap fact check: whom to believe, trump or his lawyer?


washington (ap) — president donald trump and one of his personal lawyers have contradicted each other over whether the president is under investigation by the special counsel probing russians’ meddling in the 2016 election and possible links with the trump campaign.trump tweeted that he is; lawyer jay sekulow says he isn’t.an ap fact check finds that statements on the subject by both men raise questions about accuracy. but only one of them can be right about their central point — whether the special counsel investigation has expanded to the president.






cnn’s matt lewis shuts down pro-trump lawyer for ‘discrediting james comey’


facebook, u.s. news‘you’re a partisan hack!’: cnn’s matt lewis shuts down pro-trump lawyer for ‘discrediting james comey’elizabeth preza31 may 2017 at 21:54 etconservative columnist matt lewis on wednesday slammed jay sekulow over his criticism of former fbi director james comey, flat-out calling the chief counsel of the american center for law and justice a “partisan hack.”sekulow was arguing comey has to “very careful” with his reported testimony next week in from of the senate intelligence committee. speaking with cnn’s anderson cooper, lewis defended comey, while acknowledging the former fbi director may be “grandstanding”“i think that james comey is an honorable guy,” cnn’s lewis said, “he is somebody’s who, i think, prides himself on being a boy scout. and it’s interesting that actua






trump’s lawyer in russia probe is now himself facing investigations in two state


according to the guardian, the attorney generals of new york and north carolina are investigating president donald trump’s lawyer jay sekulow for alleged misappropriation of funds from one of his charities.the investigations by north carolina attorney general josh stein and new york attorney general eric schneiderman are being conducted partially in response to another report from the guardian, which revealed on tuesday that sekulow’s christian advocates serving evangelism (case) paid sekulow, his relatives, and members of his other companies more than $60 million since 2000.by law, the report notes, nonprofits are barred “from giving excess benefits to the people responsible for running them.” case operates in 39 states and the district of columbia, according to their most recent tax fili






report: donald trump jr. met with russian lawyer after promise of dirt on hillar


donald trump jr told the new york times he met with a kremlin-connected lawyer but she "had no meaningful information."        






the latest: trump lawyer defends his use of social media


washington — the latest on the investigation into russia's actions in the 2016 elections. (all times local):9:05 a.m.a member of president donald trump's outside legal team is defending trump's use of social media.on friday, trump tweeted that he was being "investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director! witch hunt."attorney jay sekulow appeared on several news programs sunday and monday to say trump is not under federal investigation.on "fox & friends" monday, sekulow says that when people study the 2016 presidential election, they'll look back at trump's communications as "the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime."sekulow says "i don't tell him what to write or not write. i'm his lawyer."__8:40 a






did donald trump jr. break the law?


just to recap, where are we in all of this?over the weekend, the new york times revealed that donald trump jr., the president's oldest child, corresponded with music promoter rob goldstone last year. the two discussed setting up a meeting between trump jr. and a russian lawyer with close ties to the kremlin, and that meeting took place on june 9th, 2016. trump jr. originally said that the meeting with the lawyer was really just a discussion of the kremlin's ban on american citizens adopting russian children. he then changed his tune when faced with the times' reporting, saying that the russian lawyer had offered him dirt on hillary clinton, although nothing came of it. the meeting was attended by now-white house senior adviser jared kushner and paul manafort, who was then president trump's






did donald trump jr. break the law?


just to recap, where are we in all of this?over the weekend, the new york times revealed that donald trump jr., the president's oldest child, corresponded with music promoter rob goldstone last year. the two discussed setting up a meeting between trump jr. and a russian lawyer with close ties to the kremlin, and that meeting took place on june 9th, 2016. trump jr. originally said that the meeting with the lawyer was really just a discussion of the kremlin's ban on american citizens adopting russian children. he then changed his tune when faced with the times' reporting, saying that the russian lawyer had offered him dirt on hillary clinton, although nothing came of it. the meeting was attended by now-white house senior adviser jared kushner and paul manafort, who was then president trump's






the kremlin continued to deny association with the russian lawyer who met with d


kremlin officials on wednesday likened reports about donald trump jr.’s meeting with a russian lawyer who has been labeled as “kremlin-connected” to a dragging soap opera saga like some on television in the united states.“this is the next, predictable spin to the plot following the bilateral meeting,” kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov said, referencing last week's meeting in hamburg between russian president vladimir putin and president trump.“once again, you shouldn’t drag us into this tv show, we don’t want to participate,” he said.the kremlin does not know the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, and had nothing to do with the meeting, peskov said."we have never been in contact with this lawyer and, therefore, we have nothing more to say about it," he said.peskov declined to identify which amer






trump lawyer goes down flailing after cnn’s chris cuomo explains how to prove tr


president donald trump’s morning tweet was to promote a “fox and friends” appearance by new attorney, jay sekulow, after a disastrous interview over the weekend with fox news’ chris wallace. sekulow spent monday morning trying to clean up the wallace interview and maintain that his client isn’t being investigated. but it was the cnn interview he did after that made the real fireworks. “it would not violate the law,” sekulow maintained. he then went on to heap praise on trump for both the size of his social media following and the way he uses it. “what the president did using social media will be in the history books,” sekulow said. “you know what’s going on,” co-host steve doocy said. “when you look at the political atmosphere and the way the washington post goes after the president, they






donald trump jr. arranged meeting between father’s campaign, russian lawyer


donald trump jr., the president’s eldest son, arranged a june 2016 meeting at trump tower between top campaign aides and a russian lawyer who has been linked to the kremlin, according to mr. trump and a lawyer for jared kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser who also attended the meeting.the meeting, in new york, was also attended by paul manafort, president donald trump’s campaign chairman at the time who resigned about two months later amid reports of his connection to pro-russian political forces in...






trump lawyer insists president is not under investigation for obstruction — but


a member of president donald trump's legal team repeatedly insisted that trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged he could not know for certain during combative sunday television interviews."let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction," lawyer jay sekulow said on nbc's "meet the press," part of a blitz of bookings on the sunday morning public affairs shows.that assessment, repeated on three other broadcasts, was at odds with a washington post report last week and seemingly with a tweet by trump himself on friday.during a later appearance on "fox news sunday, " sekulow conceded that he could not say with absolute certainty that trump is not being investigated beca






moscow denies knowledge of trump jr’s meeting with lawyer


moscow (ap) — the spokesman for russian president vladimir putin says the kremlin is unaware of a meeting between donald trump’s senior staff and a russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign where the russian reportedly said she had information about hillary clinton.president donald trump’s eldest son changed his account of the meeting he had with a russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign over the weekend, saying sunday that natalia veselnitskaya told him she had information about clinton. a statement from donald trump jr. one day earlier made no mention of clinton.asked about the reports, putin’s spokesman dmitry peskov said on monday the kremlin does not know who the lawyer is and added that the kremlin “cannot keep track” of every russian lawyer and their meetings in russia or abroad.






trump lawyer: the president is not under investigation for obstruction


a member of president donald trump's legal team said sunday that trump is not under investigation by the special counsel, an assessment at odds with a washington post report last week and seemingly with a tweet by trump himself on friday."let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction," lawyer jay sekulow said on nbc's "meet the press," part of a blitz of bookings on the sunday public affairs shows.the post reported last week that special counsel robert s. mueller iii, who was appointed to oversee the investigation into russia's role in the 2016 election, is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether trump attempted to obstruct ju






stephen colbert mocks trump lawyer’s incompetent attempts to deny investigations


is donald trump under investigation? yes? no? maybe? no one can be quite sure, least of all his attorney jay sekulow. on monday’s the late show, stephen colbert dissected the contradictions coming from the trump camp since the washington post reported june 14 that the u.s. president faces an obstruction of justice investigation over alleged attempts…






cnn’s matt lewis shuts down pro-trump lawyer for ‘discrediting james comey’


conservative columnist matt lewis on wednesday slammed jay sekulow over his criticism of former fbi director james comey, flat-out calling the chief counsel of the american center for law and justice a “partisan hack.”sekulow was arguing comey has to “very careful” with his reported testimony next week in from of the senate intelligence committee. speaking with cnn’s anderson cooper, lewis defended comey, while acknowledging the former fbi director may be “grandstanding”“i think that james comey is an honorable guy,” cnn’s lewis said, “he is somebody’s who, i think, prides himself on being a boy scout. and it’s interesting that actually could be a fault of his—that he wants to be seen as a very honorable, decent person. ironically, finally, i think that has gotten him in trouble. it does s






trump’s legal team insists he never knew trump jr. was meeting with kremlin-alig


president donald trump was “not aware of and did not attend” a 2016 meeting between his son, donald trump jr., and a kremlin-connected lawyer that the new york times reported on sunday followed promises of damaging information on hillary clinton, mark corallo, a spokesman for trump’s legal team, said.the times, citing three advisors to the white house, said trump’s then-campaign chairman, paul manafort, and his son-in-law, jared kushner, also attended the meeting with russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya.(reporting by david brunnstrom; writing by phil stewart; editing by chris reese)






trump attorney signals a firm stance in dealing with special prosecutor


president trump will not unconditionally cooperate with special counsel robert s. mueller iii’s recently opened investigation into russia’s interference in the 2016 election and any possible coordination with the trump campaign, a defense lawyer for trump signaled on sunday.the lawyer, jay sekulow, also asserted that former fbi director james b. comey submitted for mueller’s advance review the prepared testimony that he delivered last week to the senate intelligence committee. comey denied doing so in an exchange during that hearing.though noting that trump said friday he would answer mueller’s questions under oath, sekulow declined to rule out ordering at some later date the firing of the widely praised mueller, who preceded comey as fbi director.“the president is going to seek the advice






in spite of tweet, lawyer says trump not under investigation


washington — a member of the president's outside legal team says donald trump is not under federal investigation, days after trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt."appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney jay sekulow repeatedly stressed sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation." he said a friday tweet from trump was specifically directed at a story in the washington post about the expanding probe into russia's election meddling.as evidence, sekulow said that trump has not been notified of any investigation. he also cited the testimony from former fbi director james comey before the senate intelligence committee, in which comey said he had told trump he was not under investigation in the months lea






5 takeaways on donald trump jr. meeting from russian lawyer natalia veselnitskay


natalia veselnitskaya, the russian lawyer who met with donald trump jr. in the middle of the 2016 presidential election, sat down tuesday for an interview with nbc news to defend herself.        






trump calls donald trump jr's meeting with russia lawyer 'opposition research'


speaking in paris, president trump says his son's meeting with a russian lawyer was benign. "most people would have taken that meeting."        






trump jr’s meeting with russian lawyer included at least 8 people: cnn


a meeting between donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer linked to the kremlin contained at least eight people, according to cnn.the june 2016 meeting was attended by the president’s son, the president’s son-in-law jared kushner, former campaign manager paul manafort, russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya, russian-american lobbyist rinat akhmetshin, and publicist rob goldstone. unnamed sources told cnn at least two other people attended the meeting as well.donald trump jr. appeared on sean hannity’s show earlier this week, where he claimed he had divulged “everything” about the meeting.






bush lawyer says trump jr.’s actions ‘border on treason’


an ethics lawyer to president george w. bush’s white house said that what he’s heard about president donald trump’s son and campaign staff meeting with kremlin-aligned lawyer natalia veselnitskaya “borders on treason” and that his administration would already have taken trump’s team in for questioning.“donald trump jr. and jared kushner were both apparently involved in this,” painter said on msnbc. “and this was an effort to get opposition research on an opponent in an american political campaign from the russians who are known to be engaged in spying inside the united states.”painter continued, “we do not get our opposition research from spies. we do not collaborate with russian spies unless we want to be accused of treason.”“the bush administration never would have tolerated this,” he sa






timeline: donald trump jr.'s interactions with kremlin-linked lawyer


as controversy builds around trump jr.'s meeting with kremlin-backed lawyer natalia veselnitskaya, a look back at how we got here.        






in spite of tweet, lawyer says trump not under investigation


washington (ap) — a member of the president’s outside legal team says donald trump is not under federal investigation, days after trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a “witch hunt.”appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney jay sekulow repeatedly stressed sunday that “the president has not been and is not under investigation.” he said a friday tweet from trump was specifically directed at a story in the washington post about the expanding probe into russia’s election meddling.as evidence, sekulow said that trump has not been notified of any investigation. he also cited the testimony from former fbi director james comey before the senate intelligence committee, in which comey said he had told trump he was not under investigation in the month






a state of the union preview


jay sekulow, a prominent lawyer in conservative and religious circles, started a daily radio show more than two decades ago, and he didn't give it up when he joined trump's legal team last year. now you can tune into sekulow's show to listen to him riff on news about the russia investigation, including accusations that top law enforcement officials have conspired against the president. "it's not typical, but this isn't a typical client," one lawyer said.trump's justice department, headed by atty. gen. jeff sessions, urged the census bureau last month to insert a citizenship question into the 2020 questionnaire. without a maximum head count in california, the feds would need to spend less money in the state on grants and subsidies — and democrats could lose a u.s. house seat and, thus, one






top trump lawyer argues president “is not under investigation”


jay sekulow, a member of president trump's legal team, said sunday that "the president is not and has not been under investigation."sekulow's comments, in an interview with "face the nation," came after mr. trump slammed reports that fbi special counsel robert mueller is reviewing whether or not mr. trump tried to obstruct justice amid ongoing investigations into any ties between his presidential campaign's or transition's associates and the russian government. the washington post first reported the story. "they made up a phony collusion with the russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. nice," mr. trump tweeted on thursday.a day later, mr. trump said in a tweet, "i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told m






top trump lawyer argues president "is not under investigation"


jay sekulow, a member of president trump's legal team, said sunday that "the president is not and has not been under investigation." sekulow's comments, in an interview with "face the nation," came after mr. trump slammed reports that fbi special counsel robert mueller is reviewing whether or not mr. trump tried to obstruct justice amid ongoing investigations into any ties between his presidential campaign's or transition's associates and the russian government. the washington post first reported the story.  "they made up a phony collusion with the russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. nice," mr. trump tweeted on thursday. a day later, mr. trump said in a tweet, "i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who tol






trump jr. lawyers up after his secret meeting with russian attorney is revealed


donald trump jr. has hired a lawyer to represent him in russia-related investigations, his office and the lawyer said on monday, as republicans voiced concern about a meeting between the u.s. president’s son and a russian.trump jr. hired new york lawyer alan futerfas, who specializes in criminal defense.futerfas would not say when he was retained or whether he played any part in the statements trump jr. made over the weekend about a meeting with a russian lawyer.trump jr. met the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, in june 2016 during the presidential election campaign at trump tower in new york.trump’s son-in-law jared kushner and trump’s then-campaign chairman, paul manafort, also attended, the new york times said. it called the encounter the first confirmed private meeting of members of dona






in spite of tweet, lawyer says trump not under investigation


washington — a member of the president's outside legal team says donald trump is not under federal investigation, days after trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt."appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney jay sekulow repeatedly stressed sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation." he said a friday tweet from trump was specifically directed at a story in the washington post about the expanding probe into russia's election meddling.as evidence, sekulow said that trump has not been notified of any investigation. he also cited the testimony from former fbi director james comey before the senate intelligence committee, in which comey said he had told trump he was not under investigation in the months lea






donald trump jr met russian lawyer before election


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption mr trump jr said there was no follow-up to the meeting the us president's son, donald trump jr, has admitted meeting a kremlin-linked russian lawyer last year.the encounter is thought to be the first confirmed private meeting between a russian national and a member of donald trump's inner circle.a special prosecutor is investigating whether trump associates colluded with alleged russian efforts to influence last november's us election. both mr trump jr and the lawyer say the campaign was not discussed.mr trump jr was accompanied by the president's son-in-law jared kushner, and then-campaign head paul j manafort, meeting natalia veselnitskaya at new york's trump tower on 9 june, two weeks after donald trump secured the republican nomination.mr trump






report: trump son, son-in-law met with kremlin-linked lawyer


washington — donald trump's eldest son, son-in-law and then-campaign chairman met with a russian lawyer shortly after trump won the republican nomination, in what appears to be the earliest known private meeting between key aides to the president and a russian.representatives of donald trump jr. and jared kushner confirmed the june 2016 meeting to the associated press after the new york times reported saturday on the gathering of the men and russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya at trump tower. then-campaign chairman paul manafort also attended, according to the statement from donald trump jr.he described it as a "short introductory meeting" during which the three discussed a disbanded program that used to allow u.s. citizens to adopt russian children. russia ended the adoptions in response






is trump under federal investigation — or not?


the news out of washington can be so confusing.president trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice in the ongoing inquiry into possible collusion between trump’s entourage and russian officials, the  washington post reported last week:the move by special counsel robert s. mueller iii to investigate trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old fbi investigation, which until recently focused on russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the trump campaign and the kremlin.the post story cited five anonymous u.s. “officials” as the source.president trump is not under investigation, former fbi director james comey told congress—at least not when comey was running the investigation. comey, however, was c






report: trump son, son-in-law met with kremlin-linked lawyer


donald trump's eldest son, son-in-law and then-campaign chairman met with a russian lawyer shortly after trump won the republican nomination, in what appears to be the earliest known private meeting between key aides to the president and a russian. representatives of donald trump jr. and jared kushner confirmed the june 2016 meeting to the associated press after the new york times reported saturday on the gathering of the men and russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya at trump tower. then-campaign chairman paul manafort also attended, according to the statement from donald trump jr. he described it as a "short introductory meeting" during which the three discussed a disbanded program that used to allow u.s. citizens to adopt russian children. russia ended the adoptions in response to america






morning spin: durbin to republicans on obamacare: 'if you break it, you own it'


welcome to clout street: morning spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from chicago to springfield. subscribe here.topspinu.s. sen. dick durbin said reports and actions involving president donald trump provide just cause for special counsel... (chicago tribune staff)






report: trump son, son-in-law met with kremlin-linked lawyer


washington (ap) — donald trump’s eldest son, son-in-law and then-campaign chairman met with a russian lawyer shortly after trump won the republican nomination, in what appears to be the earliest known private meeting between key aides to the president and a russian.representatives of donald trump jr. and jared kushner confirmed the june 2016 meeting to the associated press after the new york times reported saturday on the gathering of the men and russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya at trump tower. then-campaign chairman paul manafort also attended, according to the statement from donald trump jr.he described it as a “short introductory meeting” during which the three discussed a disbanded program that used to allow u.s. citizens to adopt russian children. russia ended the adoptions in res






trump is in paris for quick celebratory visit, but carries the baggage of russia


kremlin officials on wednesday likened reports about donald trump jr.’s meeting with a russian lawyer who has been labeled as “kremlin-connected” to a dragging soap opera saga like some on television in the united states.“this is the next, predictable spin to the plot following the bilateral meeting,” kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov said, referencing last week's meeting in hamburg between russian president vladimir putin and president trump.“once again, you shouldn’t drag us into this tv show, we don’t want to participate,” he said.the kremlin does not know the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, and had nothing to do with the meeting, peskov said."we have never been in contact with this lawyer and, therefore, we have nothing more to say about it," he said.peskov declined to identify which amer






trump keeps up twitter defense of his son as questions persist about links to ru


kremlin officials on wednesday likened reports about donald trump jr.’s meeting with a russian lawyer who has been labeled as “kremlin-connected” to a dragging soap opera saga like some on television in the united states.“this is the next, predictable spin to the plot following the bilateral meeting,” kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov said, referencing last week's meeting in hamburg between russian president vladimir putin and president trump.“once again, you shouldn’t drag us into this tv show, we don’t want to participate,” he said.the kremlin does not know the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, and had nothing to do with the meeting, peskov said."we have never been in contact with this lawyer and, therefore, we have nothing more to say about it," he said.peskov declined to identify which amer






trump's lawyer: the president is not under investigation, despite what he tweete


one of president trump's lawyers insisted on sunday that a tweet in which he wrote of "being investigated" did not confirm that he was, in fact, under investigation, as senators of both parties suggested the probe will run for many more months whether trump is unhappy about it or not.trump’s intemperate tweets have by now become commonplace, but few have been as revealing as last week’s volley of statements expressing outrage in the government’s probe of russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.casting aspersions on the justice department and its inquiry, trump on friday seemed to confirm that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into russia’s actions.“i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man






trump's lawyer says the president is not under investigation, despite what he tw


one of president trump's lawyers insisted on sunday that a tweet in which he wrote of "being investigated" did not confirm that he was, in fact, under investigation, as senators of both parties suggested the probe will run for many more months whether trump is unhappy about it or not.trump’s intemperate tweets have by now become commonplace, but few have been as revealing as last week’s volley of statements expressing outrage in the government’s probe of russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.casting aspersions on the justice department and its inquiry, trump on friday seemed to confirm that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into russia’s actions.“i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man






trump's lawyer: the president is not under investigation, despite what he tweete


one of president trump's lawyers insisted on sunday that a tweet in which he wrote of "being investigated" did not confirm that he was, in fact, under investigation, as senators of both parties suggested the probe will run for many more months whether trump is unhappy about it or not.trump’s intemperate tweets have by now become commonplace, but few have been as revealing as last week’s volley of statements expressing outrage in the government’s probe of russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.casting aspersions on the justice department and its inquiry, trump on friday seemed to confirm that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into russia’s actions.“i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man






report: trump son, son-in-law met with kremlin-linked lawyer


washington (ap) — donald trump’s eldest son, son-in-law and then-campaign chairman met with a russian lawyer shortly after trump won the republican nomination, in what appears to be the earliest known private meeting between key aides to the president and a russian.representatives of donald trump jr. and jared kushner confirmed the june 2016 meeting to the associated press saturday after the new york times reported saturday on the gathering of the men and russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya at trump tower. then-campaign chairman paul manafort also attended, according to the statement from donald trump jr.he described it as a “short introductory meeting” during which the three discussed a disbanded program that used to allow u.s. citizens to adopt russian children. russia ended the adoptio






trump keeps up twitter defense of his son as questions persist about links to ru


kremlin officials on wednesday likened reports about donald trump jr.’s meeting with a russian lawyer who has been labeled as “kremlin-connected” to a dragging soap opera saga like some on television in the united states.“this is the next, predictable spin to the plot following the bilateral meeting,” kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov said, referencing last week's meeting in hamburg between russian president vladimir putin and president trump.“once again, you shouldn’t drag us into this tv show, we don’t want to participate,” he said.the kremlin does not know the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, and had nothing to do with the meeting, peskov said."we have never been in contact with this lawyer and, therefore, we have nothing more to say about it," he said.peskov declined to identify which amer