U.S. intelligence agencies have accused the Russian government of meddling through hacking in last year's election to benefit Trump and harm Clinton, and authorities are exploring potential coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign. "I don't want to use an over-worked term like 'kompromat', but compromising information doesn't need to truly 'turn' someone to have its impact".
The "adoptions" issue, in case you are wondering, is about the Magnitsky law, too.
For Hannity, this was a direct parallel to the Trump affair, and he asked people to consider, "which was worse".
"I$3 f Hillary had won, our military would be decimated", Mr Trump said.
There has also been some griping inside the White House at Abbe Lowell, a longtime Democratic lawyer, representing Kushner. CNN reports Verizon gave a third party access to this information to facilitate customer service calls (only customers who called customer service in the last six months had their information exposed).
"Zero happened from the meeting", Trump said. Though the law prohibits accepting things of value from foreign sources in connection with federal elections, meeting with foreign diplomats is not illegal.
In short, there is a Republican crisis of confidence in the Administration-and it's no wonder, given the portrayals of life inside the White House that have appeared since the Trump, Jr., story broke.
By now the pattern is clear. Was President Trump aware of them?
Ms. Veselnitskaya insisted she is not working for the Russian government, and never provided damaging material on Ms. Clinton. And we're the ones with the Russia connection.
The pressure grew and in mid August, Manafort stepped down from the campaign.
To begin an investigation against Trump Jr., four of the commissioners would need to consent.
Trump said Veselnitskaya entered the United States on a visa approved by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, an Obama appointee who backed Hillary Clinton for president.
As in the past, Trump said there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia. They have also grown irritated with his tweets, several people familiar with the dynamics said. But conspiracy is, and Trump Jr.'s startling July 11 admissions raise the question of whether he and other senior members of his father's camp engaged in a conspiracy to violate U.S. election law. So what I keep hearing about that he would have rather had Trump, I think probably not because when I want a strong military - you know she wouldn't have spent the money on military, when I want a strong military, when I want tremendous energy, we're opening up coal, we're opening up natural gas, we're opening up fracking - all the things that he would hate, but nobody ever mentions that. But Ms. Veselnitskaya knows it well.
In response, the 39-year-old - who runs the family real estate business - wrote back saying: "if it's what you say I love it". They have tried to block Trump's warring band of aides from joining meetings with his lawyers, warning that they could become witnesses or be forced to hire lawyers if they attend.
The subject line of the emails was "Russia - Clinton - private and confidential". "And certainly none that I was representing the campaign in any way, shape or form".
"We have very heavy sanctions on Russia right now", he said Wednesday night. If not, what is your explanation?
CNN's Jake Tapper noted that his network sought an interview with the presidential son on the story, but that "he's only willing to talk on his father's favourite channel".
And Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., must finally decide: Is this really okay? They agreed in 2014, well before he became president, to stop cutting military spending, and have honored that. And "everyone in there is going to blame it on everyone else", this person said. You say, "People are trying to reach out to you all the time with this"? "For me, this was opposition research" that he had hoped might yield "concrete evidence" against Clinton.
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