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Son Trump confirms meeting with Russian lawyer during campaign

Son Trump confirms meeting with Russian lawyer during campaign

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Donald Trump Jr. and the son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, had last year, just after the presidentsnominatie of Trump meeting with a Russian lawyer who is linked to the Kremlin.

That reports the New York Times Saturday on the basis of collected documents and interviews with the people involved.

The meeting took place on 9 June 2016 place in the Trump Tower in New York, and would be the first private encounter between Russian afgevaardigen and persons who have close relationships with Trump. In Addition, Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner would also Trumps campaign manager Paul Manafort have been present.

According to the American newspaper confirm spokespersons of Trump Jr. and Kushner the meeting. In a statement speaks Trumps son about “a short interview that mostly focused on the adoption of Russian children by Americans, a joint venture by the Russian government was terminated.” Or also the election campaign brought up is not known.

Secret communication channel

It is the first time that Donald Trump, Jr. a conversation with a Russian representative confirmed. The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, is in contrast, for quite some time under fire in the investigation of potential Russian interference in the elections. So would he be in december 2016, under a secret channel of communication with the Russians would like to set up. During the election campaign he maintained contact with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kisljak.

Trump and Putin met Friday at the G20 summit in Hamburg, and talked more about the possible Russian inmeniging in the American elections. According to the American UN-ambassador Nikki Haley is going to Trump it really that Russia’s behind it.

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