At the end of June, Manafort's lobbying firm registered as a foreign agent - almost a year after the AP reported that Manafort and another Trump campaign employee had allegedly helped a pro-Russia Ukranian political party send secret money to Washington lobbyists in 2012.
"We write with some concern that the two events may be connected - and that the Department may have settled the case at a loss for the United States in order to obscure the underlying facts".
The former diplomat suggested not everything depends on Trump and Putin, but a lot does as it also depends on numerous other people doing their work.
The second amendment bars funding for security credentials for anyone who "deliberately fails" to disclose a meeting with a foreign national if the disclosure is required as part of the individual's security clearance credentialing process.
The president said "many people" have called him with negative information dirt on his political opponents - including Clinton.
Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity reached just under 2.9 million viewers for his interview with Trump Jr on Tuesday, the most-watched program in a busy night on cable news, the Nielsen company said.
But the afterglow of Trump's trip quickly vanished, replaced once again with questions about the federal and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling.
"If you don't have dialogue, you have to be fools". Initially, Trump Jr. told the newspaper that the "short" meeting was to discuss "a program about the adoption of Russian children". He heads the Crocus Group. At his weekly news conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan did his best to avoid commenting directly.
President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which he has admitted was due to the deepening Russia probe, has only worsened the cloud around his administration.
But he leaves behind a swirl over his son's efforts to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton, provided by the Russian government.
Trump says what his son did was normal.
"Yes, it's what cable news is obsessed with".
President Trump has joined French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day.
I can also send this info to your father via Rhona (Ms Rhona Graff, Mr Donald Trump's long-time executive assistant), but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first. "And that's why I say why would he want me?" "And if a U.S. citizen coordinates, conspires or assists in that spending, then it could be a crime". And the way to overturn the adoption ban is to overturn the Magnitsky law.
Trump Jr., 39, said in a statement that he released the emails "to be totally transparent" about the June 9, 2016, meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Had the lawyer real stuff to deliver, Donald Jr. and the others would be in far deeper legal trouble. That's very standard in politics.
Trump equivocated on whether he felt he could trust Putin.
"No one is going to believe this denial anymore so the President is going to have to cooperate with the investigation", West added. "It doesn't make sense not to have some kind of relationship".
Mr. Simpson, who founded Fusion GPS in 2009, worked previously for Roll Call newspaper and the Wall Street Journal.
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