Donald Trump has admitted on Sunday that his son had met with a Russian lawyer, “for more information” on his opponent in the presidential election of 2016, Hillary Clinton, calling them “completely legal” an appointment yet denounced as the index of an attempt of collusion with Moscow.
In a tweet, u.s. president pin his favorite target, the mainstream media called “false information”: “The Fake News report, a pure invention, that I’m worried about meeting my wonderful son, Donald, has been to the Trump Tower” in June 2016. “It was a meeting to get information on an opponent, completely legal and this is done all the time in politics – And it never went anywhere. I knew nothing about it!”, he says.
This is the first time that the republican president address them as clearly and straightforwardly the content of the meeting. Where an intermediary had promised him information compromising from the Russian government on Hillary Clinton, his son, Donald Trump Jr. had enthusiastically agreed to meet with a Russian lawyer in the tower Trump in Manhattan.
Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, were also present
The lawyer later denied having links with the Kremlin. The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and his campaign director of the time, Paul Manafort, were also present. The latter is currently on trial for bank fraud and tax facts uncovered by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller during his investigation on the interference of Russian and suspicions of collusion between the campaign team Trump and Moscow.
The entourage of the billionaire republican has advanced several versions since this awkward meeting has been revealed in the press a year ago. His son had initially claimed that she had focused on a dispute between Washington and Moscow regarding the adoption of a child. But since he has admitted his political content, the lawyers of the president the hammer: the meeting was not illegal, nothing is out and Donald Trump was not aware. The latter reaffirmed last week not to have known nothing of this meeting.
An argument which does not convince the democrats. “You have (…) deceived the country about the purpose of the meeting of the Trump Tower when it was revealed. Now you say that you were not aware of before (it takes place). None of this is normal or credible”, was launched Sunday on Twitter Adam Schiff, number two of the Intelligence committee in the House of representatives.
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