Trump lawyer: Nothing illegal in son's Russia meeting

17 Juillet, 2017, 13:53 | Auteur: Armand Coulomb
  • Trump lawyer: Nothing illegal in son's Russia meeting

Here's everything you need to know about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Kremlin's alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

ISIKOFF: Well, hard to say what's typical in this case.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: The Bastille Day parade was the crowning event in a two-day visit packed with pomp and ceremony. Then, it was to hear information about campaign rival Hillary Clinton.

SIMON: And let me ask you about some of the Trump business connections in Russia. Nice to have you here. Speaking at a joint press conference, Trump reversed his previous negative talk about France and even said he'd happily return to Paris.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The friendship between our two nations and ourselves, I might add is unbreakable. Andre Kaspi is professor of American history at the Sorbonne University.

Donald Trump Jr.'s willingness to meet with the lawyer in the expectation of receiving incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has raised new questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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BEARDSLEY: Apolline de Malherbe is a political analyst for BFMTV.

"Nothing in that meeting that would have taken place, even if it was about the topic of an opposition research paper from a Russian lawyer, is illegal or a violation of the law", Sekulow said on "Fox News Sunday", a point he repeated several times.

APOLLINE DE MALHERBE: (Through interpreter) Macron doesn't want Trump to become too isolated. And, as former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said, "We saw no evidence that it was anyone involved in this other than the Russians". There's a diplomatic aspect, but there's also an economic aspect that Macron never forgets.

BEARDSLEY: History professor Kaspi says given that German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not have a close relationship with Trump and that British Prime Minister Theresa May is politically weakened, Macron now has a special role in U.S. -European relations. But what Trump said the other day is that anybody would try to collude. He said the president did not attend the meeting and was not aware of it. "We've got to have America around". A conservative writer said a couple weeks ago that the Trump administration is afflicted with Russian amnesia. The scheme quickly snowballed into one of the biggest corruption scandals of Putin's tenure.

SHAPIRO: As far as we know, the only person at that meeting who's currently at the White House is Jared Kushner, who's now a senior adviser to the president.

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