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Trump cranks up defense of son: It’s a ‘witch hunt’

Trump defends son by claiming witch huntPresident Donald Trump proclaimed his eldest son’s innocence on Wednesday, offering the most vigorous defense yet of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last year with a Russian government lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.

“My son Donald did a good job last night,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, praising his son’s Tuesday night interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. “He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!”


Donald Jr. Told in email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

Donald Trump, Jr. was told of Moscow linkBefore arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

The email to the younger Mr. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Mrs. Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin proxy.


Donald Trump Is Dragging Down America

Trump dragging us downJust when you think you’ve seen it all, out comes another Donald Trump tweet, or tweetstorm, to prove you wrong. On Sunday morning, America’s forty-fifth President, having just returned to Washington from the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, pronounced his trip “a great success for the United States.”

It says something about Trump’s grip on reality that he could reach such a conclusion after a summit in which he and the rest of the U.S. delegation were utterly isolated on major issues such as climate change and international trade.


Howard Dean: 'Criminal enterprise' running the country now

Howard Dean on Trump administraationFormer Democratic National Committee Chairman (DNC) Howard Dean on Sunday blasted President Trump, saying the U.S. is now being run by "a criminal enterprise."

"I think at this point, Trump is Trump. He's going to lie. He's going to do all these things he does," Dean told MSNBC. "And the real savior for democracy is going to be Robert Mueller. He's going to find out what the truth is," he said, referring to the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election.


Trump reverses course on working with Russia on cybersecurity

Trump reverses on cyber deal with RussiaAbout 12 hours after tweeting about possibly working with President Vladimir Putin and Russia on cybersecurity, President Donald Trump tweeted that he does not expect it to actually happen.

"The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!," the president tweeted Sunday night, referencing a cease-fire that was negotiated for part of Syria. As of Sunday night, the ceasefire was still in place.


Donald Trump Jr. reportedly was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton during pre-election meeting with Russian lawyer

Donald Trump, Jr.The President's oldest son was assured damaging information about Hillary Clinton prior to meeting with a Russian lawyer in middle of the presidential campaign, according to a new report.

Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, inside Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, according to the New York Times.

The President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, also attended the gathering. Veselnitskaya, who has deep ties to the Kremlin, promised to share damaging information with the campaign about Clinton, according to the Times.

It is unclear whether the lawyer turned over the promised dirt.

TVNL Comment: ....and Jared failed to report this meeting on his vetting form because.....?  Just asking.


Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign

Trump met with lawyer linked to Kremlin during campaignTwo weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, his eldest son arranged a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin, according to confidential government records described to The New York Times.

The previously unreported meeting was also attended by Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, as well as the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to interviews and the documents, which were outlined by people familiar with them.


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