Fact-checking Donald Trump's comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

Fact-checking Donald Trump's comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

Fact-checking Donald Trump's comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

US President Donald Trump, battling allegations that his campaign colluded with Russians to get him elected, has said he would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House, but "at the right time". According to NBC, yet another individual with strong ties to the Russian government attended the meeting on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower.

Even some members of Trump's own Republican Party have said it would be in the president's best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House, including Kushner, who is married to the president's eldest daughter Ivanka.

Speaking with the AP, Akhmetshin said Veselnitskaya provided documents she claimed showed people with ties to Russian Federation were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting the Clinton campaign.

NBC claimed that some USA officials believe the lobbyist has ties to Russian intelligence.

Akhmetshin added that he had not been contacted by the special counsel's office or the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the meeting with Trump Jr., but said he is willing to talk to investigators.

It remains unclear how many people attended the meeting but, so far, it is known that in attendance were Trump Jr., Kushner, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin and publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the meeting.

The person Futerfas spoke to told the lawyer that he was not working for the Russian government, according to NBC.

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Trump Jr. released the emails, and said this week he would've done things differently. Browder was among the first to publicly identify Akhmetshin Friday morning after an NBC News report that said that network had learned the identity of a second Russian advocate in the meeting with Trump Jr. and top aides to the Trump campaign.

The comments were released by the White House on Thursday.

Breaking from many of his ideological peers, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer believes the bombshell surrounding President Trump's son this week is a watershed moment.

"We still have no reason to believe that the objective of the meeting was to talk about Hillary Clinton or the United States election", Balber said. Kushner and Ivanka Trump are unpaid staffers.

"They couldn't wait for the meeting to end", Akhmetshin said.

The emails showed that Trump Jr. accepted the meeting after he was offered "high level and sensitive information" that would "incriminate" Clinton as part of "Russia and its government's support" for his father's campaign.

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