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Donald Trump: Nothing came of son's standard practice meeting with Russian Federation lawyer

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Saul Franklin | 15 July, 2017, 00:47

Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said he wanted to speak with Kushner, as well as former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who also attended a meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer.

So far acknowledged in attendance: Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin and publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped set up the meeting.

Akhmetshin said Veselnitskaya brought with her a plastic folder with printed-out documents and that he was unaware of its content or whether they had been provided by the Russian government.

News did not identify the former intelligence officer, who it said had denied any current ties to Russian spy agencies but had served in the Soviet military.

The revelation has ramped up the ever-growing Russian scandal surrounding Donald Trump and, according to one analyst, increased his odds of being impeached.

The person Futerfas spoke to told the lawyer that he was not working for the Russian government, according to NBC.

"This is everything. This is everything", Trump Jr. responded.

The meeting in June past year has heightened questions about whether Mr Trump's campaign co-ordinated with the Russian government during the election, which is the focus of federal and congressional investigations.

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Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, on Thursday, after he collapsed working on a Habitat for Humanity home due to dehydration . Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger.

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Bloomberg's charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. President Macron has been critical of Trump's approach to climate change .

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Also that month, a Washington lobbying firm that Manafort co-managed registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Donald Trump Jr. hit send on an email confirming a meeting with a Russian government lawyer with the promise of damaging information on Hilary Clinton.

The White House has not commented yet either.

Trump Jr. said he attended the meeting for "opposition research", which President Trump said is standard in American politics during a joint press conference with the president of France on Thursday.

USA intelligence agencies said earlier this year that Russian Federation sought to help Trump win the election by hacking private emails from Democratic Party officials and disseminating false information online. "Jared Kushner's security clearance must be immediately revoked". Possible collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin is the subject of several investigations, most principally by the FBI.

In a recently surfaced email chain before the meeting, President Donald Trump's eldest son was promised a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer.

"My son is a wonderful young man". Applicants need to list meetings they have had with foreign individuals on that form.

In a series of emails, Trump Jr. was told the lawyer had "high-level and sensitive" information that was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

The White House's response to Trump Jr.'s emails was apparently complicated by Trump Jr.'s own misleading statements.

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