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Trump Hires New Lawyer Amid Russia Investigation

15 Juillet 2017

But he says he'll answer if they call and adds: "I'll do whatever it takes to clear up this Russian collusion delusion". Trump Jr. quoted Goldstone's description of it as "the most insane nonsense I ever heard".

The Russian government appears to have signaled its direct involvement and real intention in advance of the meeting, presumably to avoid the possibility that its offer might be misconstrued, perhaps naively, as an innocent gesture of support and nothing more.

Before current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's visit to the United States in April 2016, Luis Miranda, then the communications director at the DNC, suggested Chalupa ask the Ukrainian embassy whether Poroshenko would be willing to take a question from an American journalist on Manafort's hire and work in Ukraine for Yanukovych, the sources said. If not, why not?

Trump's comments stood in contrast to the position of his nominee for Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Christopher Wray, who at his confirmation hearing Wednesday was asked what candidates should do if they're told a foreign government wants to help by offering damaging information about an opponent.

Trump Jr. has dismissed the meeting as "a nothing" that led "nowhere". But the email described the information as "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump". "Don't let anyone tell you this was a sophisticated lobbying effort".

The encounter was also attended by Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and son-in-law Jared Kushner, underscoring how important the campaign apparently thought it could be.

Although the RNC does have a legal defense fund, it well predates the Russian Federation investigations and is meant to be used for legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as a potential election recount. "Two other people in the room, I guess one of them left nearly immediately and the other one was not really focused on the meeting". Then, it was to hear information about campaign rival Hillary Clinton. Did she ask that your father, if he became president, lift sanctions on Russian Federation?

It's a talking point the White House and other pro-Trump Republicans are using to deflect from Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer described to him in emails as a "Russian government lawyer".

The Intelligence panel is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and possible links to Trump's campaign.

"She's been in touch with Chaika daily coordinating the Russian state attack against me", Browder said in an interview with Business Insider on Friday. "They will lie and do anything to win". He said he had learned about the meeting only that day when Veselnitskaya asked him to attend. If not, what is your explanation?

"For the goal of security or otherwise, the names were reviewed", he said. "Honestly I think the press made a very big deal over something that really a lot of people would do". "And certainly none that I was representing the campaign in any way, shape or form".

The only time Trump ever mentioned Russian Federation to Caputo, he insisted, was in 2013 when Trump asked him what it was like to live in Russian Federation.

More details about the substance of the meeting have been reported since then, and yet the question of exactly who was at Trump Jr's Russian Federation meeting still only has a partial answer.

When asked about whether he had concerns, knowing what he knows now, Futerfas responded: "I have absolutely no concerns about what was said in that meeting".

"We have no announcement at this time", a White House spokeswoman said.

Mr. Trump, you said that you released the emails because "I wanted to get it all out there" and you accused critics of "trying to drag out the story". They want it to crumble. His disclosure marks another shift in the account of the meeting.

Caputo served as a Trump adviser and oversaw the NY state campaign.

It notes also that "Dellums is only one of a notable team of partisan Democrats Veselnitskaya hired in Washington DC to defeat the Magnitsky Act". Does this constitute transparency, in your view?

Trump Hires New Lawyer Amid Russia Investigation