Trump and Putin bromance going 'very, very well'

13 Juillet, 2017, 10:12 | Auteur: Nathanaël Gerin
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A New York Times report said that Trump personally signed off on an initial statement issued by Trump Jr about the meeting, however. Every American who cares about the survival of our democracy should support a thorough and aggressive investigation by Mr. Mueller, free of any interference, which Mr. Wray pledged the FBI to upholding.

Significantly, Veselnitskaya has not been linked to the hacking effort that stole emails from the Democratic national committee and from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, nor has she been linked to the alleged targeting of certain US districts with fake news or the attempted spoilage of voter rolls. "For me, this was opposition research" that he had hoped might yield "concrete evidence" against Clinton.

I count 140 federal statutes using the terms "anything of value" or "thing of value". On Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that Trump's attorneys "have complained that Mr. Kushner has been whispering in the president's ear about the Russia investigations and stories while keeping the lawyers out of the loop". ". Why would he want me?"

President Donald Trump said July 12 that he was not aware of his son's meeting with a Russian attorney when it took place in June 2016.

Trump Jr.'s meeting, with emails explicitly outlining that the Russian government was aiming to help his father, arguably provide some of the most clear possible links yet. "If there's more, tell us now".

Yep, the man who sent Donald Trump Jr.

"I think many people would have held that meeting. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia as you know relies very much on energy".

"If you've got more of something, it doesn't bother me as long as I can have my bit", he told the Herald. Trump asked about Putin. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of America's uranium reserve to be sold to a Russian firm whose investors were Clinton Foundation donors. Still, Trump said that he and Putin "get along very, very well".

Emails released by Trump Jr himself on Tuesday appeared to show that the president's son knew the emails came with caveat that the Russian government was supporting his father's candidacy, and that meeting with Veselnitskaya was a potential hostage to fortune. "People said oh they shouldn't get along, well, who are the people that are saying that?" "It's so phony. I can't think of bigger lies". We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. "It doesn't make sense not to have some kind of a relationship".

The US president also said he was sure Mr Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton was sitting in the White House.

"It was a 20-minute meeting, I guess, from what I'm hearing", Trump said.

In a statement, Mr Sherman claimed this indicates Mr Trump's campaign "was eager to receive assistance from Russia".

Top Trump aides, including his son, hoped to get Russian help to win the election.

"I said, 'Did you do it?' He said, 'No, I did not, absolutely not.' I then asked him a second time, in a totally different way".