Commenting on the meeting in an interview with CBN TV broadcaster on Wednesday, Trump said that Russian leader Putin would have been happier if Hilary Clinton won the presidential election last year in the United States.
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to ask Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, to testify about about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting a Russian attorney that was arranged last June on the pretext of exposing damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Trump, you said you received the email "pre-Russia mania ..."
If the future president's eldest son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material-or the notion that it was part of a continuing effort by the Russian government to aid his father's campaign-he gave no indication. ". Why would he want me?"
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, a Bryan Republican, called on President Trump to eject his children from the White House in light of continuing revelations over their activities in the 2016 presidential campaign.
"Look, I think if you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, I'd look no further than the Clintons", Sanders said.
"From day one I want fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy". "Now I'm glad we're going to dinner".
"I didn't know, until a couple of days ago, when I heard about this", he said.
"I think many people would have held that meeting", he noted during another interview at the White House later Wednesday. A British publicist had sent him an email saying "a Russian government lawyer" could provide information "that would incriminate Hillary". He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia, as you know, relies very much on energy. What has the president's son has now revealed to the nation? "For me, this was opposition research" that he had hoped might yield "concrete evidence" against Clinton.
"I was very tough with President Putin".
"We have to find out and get to the bottom of what's going on because we can't have even the slightest suspicion about our election process", he told Reuters.
"It was a 20-minute meeting, I guess, from what I'm hearing".
Following the meeting, a Syria ceasefire deal brokered by Russia, the US, and Jordan was announced.
President Trump issued a brief statement in support of his son, describing him as "a high-quality person" and applauding his transparency. In retrospect, he would have done things a little differently, Donald Trump Jr told Fox News, but he defended his actions.
He also apparently said of Russia: 'It really is a great country.
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