Trump Won't Say Whether He Believes Putin Denials on Election Meddling


In light of Donald Trump Jr.'s recent disclosures about his contact with a Russian lawyer, United States investigators are taking a renewed look at conversations Russian government officials had about his father's associates before the 2016 presidential campaign, according to The Wall Street Journal.

President Trump said that "most people would have taken that meeting", contradicting his incoming Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony that Donald Trump Jr should have instead alerted authorities.

During a conversation aboard Air Force One flying into Paris, Trump said he was willing to engage the Russian leader despite controversy over the country's involvement in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump said he spent the first 20 or 25 minutes of his more than two-hour meeting with Putin last Friday in Germany on the election meddling subject.

"It's a meeting that should not have taken place", said Flores, who suggested Trump Jr. may have just thought he was "looking out for his father's best interest". And he said no, I did not.

"What I said, I asked him, 'were you involved?' He said, very strongly - said to him a second time - totally different - 'were you involved?' Because we can't let that happen", Trump said.

Trump was in Paris on Thursday but the scandal involving his son Donald Jr.'s meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya figured prominently into his news conference with Macron.

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The panel is investigating Russian meddling in the U.S. election. "So I think I wanted to hear it out".

"How is it plausible that nobody told then-candidate Trump about it? We've got to solve Ukraine".

The Justice Department and the State Department could not immediately explain how she was still in the country in June 2016 to meet with President Trump's son.

Trump denies allegations of collusion, but the recent publication of his son's emails show Donald Jr did solicit dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Russian contact.

Trump Jr. did not mention Akhmetshin in the emails and statements he released about the meeting earlier this week, although one email he received alluded to a second person. "It was a short meeting".

Donald Trump may have raised election interference with Vladimir Putin but how hard did he press him? The entire interview will air Thursday morning on Brazos Valley This Morning.

The intelligence community routinely monitors foreign government officials who are suspected of espionage.