Sunday 23 July 2017

Russia denies knowledge of Donald Trump Jr's meeting with lawyer

The New York Times reported Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met in New York in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer with Kremlin connections
The New York Times reported Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met in New York in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer with Kremlin connections
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The Kremlin is unaware of a meeting between Donald Trump's senior staff and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign where the lawyer reportedly said she had information about Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin's spokesman said.

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 on Sunday that Natalia Veselnitskaya told him she had information about Mrs Clinton.

A statement from Donald Trump Jr one day earlier made no mention of Mrs Clinton.

Asked about the reports, Mr 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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov and Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin
Russian President Vladimir Putin, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov and Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin

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