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Trump denies Russia meeting broke laws

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/06/18, 01:21 pm

President Donald Trump admitted Sunday his son met with Russians in 2016 to get negative information on political opponents but claimed it was legal. Trump tweeted Sunday: “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal … and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!” The Trump team has provided a series of conflicting explanations for the June 2016 meeting. The president originally dictated a statement released by Donald Trump Jr. claiming the meeting was to discuss a program for Americans to adopt Russian children. The younger Trump later admitted that the purpose of the meeting was to get information on political rivals, but that the Russians had no helpful intelligence and instead wanted to discuss the adoption program. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow told ABC News that “the question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated, and nobody’s pointed to one.” Federal campaign finance law makes it illegal for campaigns to accept anything of value from foreign entities.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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    Posted: Mon, 08/06/2018 06:17 pm

    "Federal campaign finance law makes it illegal for campaigns to accept anything of value from foreign entities."

    Which Bill and Hillary both did. Bill from the Chinese and Hillary from Africa and Russia.

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Mon, 08/06/2018 07:55 pm

    I guess “dirt” on HC would have been considered something of value to the Trump campaign, especially if they had been willing to pay for it.