In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

15 Juillet, 2017, 18:34 | Auteur: Eugenie Lecerf
  • In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Goldstone, who is also seen in the video talking with Trump, claimed in the 2016 emails that damaging information against Hillary Clinton surfaced after a meeting between someone Goldstone described as "the Crown prosecutor of Russia" and Aras Agalarov, an Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump Jr. said he had only met Emin Agalarov "once or twice and maintained a casual relationship there, talked about some potential deals, and then to that - the extent of it. They really didn't go anywhere".

When asked further about these conversations by the Senate committee, Comey said, "My common sense told me what's going on here is he's looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay on the job". It's a very powerful country that we have a relationship with, but I would say not a great relationship, and I would say this can certainly help that relationship.

Speaking in Brussels on July 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow has "no doubt" that the accusations of Russian election meddling were "orchestrated in an attempt to reverse the results of the election won by Donald Trump".

Macron, who used a translator at points during the conference, said that France and Russia "have a lot of discrepancies" but that it's a necessity to work together to share information "and to try to build solutions". After Trump's remarks Thursday in Paris, Claremont McKenna political science professor Jack Pitney tweeted that when he did opposition research at the Republican National Committee, if he had "taken such a meeting, my boss would have fired me & called the FBI".

Asked if he believed Putin's denial, Trump paused.

The emails are the most concrete evidence yet of the Trump campaign's link with Russian interests seeking to derail Mrs Clinton's bid for the White House.

"One thing we did is we had a ceasefire in a major part of Syria where there was tremendous bedlam and tremendous killing", he told Robertson, according to a partial transcript released by CBN. Responding to a question about terrorism in France, Trump said Macron would not be "easy on people who are breaking the law".

Trump also questioned whether Putin was really gunning for his victory, as U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded.

Watch for media types and politicians to obsess over this one.

"I think that's overblown", said veteran Senator Orrin Hatch (Reputlican-Utah), calling Trump Jr. Mr Trump Jr said of the offer: "I love it". Trump Jr.'s e-mails tell a different narrative about the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia. DNC officials told Politico her information wasn't worth putting in their briefing books, and Chalupa's efforts to force a congressional inquiry fizzled.

The president's attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in an interview with NBC's "Today" that Trump Jr. did not violate any laws by accepting the meeting.

He would like Hillary where she wants to have windmills. It also had images of Donald Trump Sr., Donald Trump Jr., Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump allies such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Roger Stone.

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