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Trump admits son met with Russian to get information

Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin

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US President Donald Trump admitted on Sunday that his son met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016 "to get information on an opponent" but defended it as "totally legal." It was Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival for the presidency. As he has in the past, Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr.

and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. "This was a ...

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:22 IST
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