He also insisted that it was a "short meeting" and the lawyer did not provide any information on Clinton."Zero happened from the meeting," Trump said.Insisting that "from a practical standpoint most people would've taken that meeting," President Trump also called his son "a wonderful young man" and "a fine person."Related: Like his father, the younger Trump said this week that he thought the meeting was part of standard opposition research, and that he did not realize the potential ramifications of meeting with a foreign national on the subject. Still, some lawmakers have said that, even if Trump Jr.President Trump and first lady Melania Trump disembark form Air Force One upon arrival at Paris Orly airport on July 13, 2017, beginning a two-day trip that coincides with France's national day and the 100th anniversary of U.
Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting at the Invalides monument for a tour of the golden-domed building housing some of France's greatest war heroes, including Napoleon Bonaparte and the Supreme Allied Commander in World War I.
revealed email correspondence showing he was told the potentially incriminating information about Clinton would be coming from the Russian government, before he arranged the June 2016 meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower.
As some lawmakers and legal experts questioned whether his namesake broke campaign finance laws or improperly colluded with Russia, President Trump stressed that his son's meeting was not a formal Russian government official.
WASHINGTON – President Trump on Thursday defended his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer whom he believed had political dirt on Hillary Clinton – calling it a normal practice during a U. presidential campaign."It's called opposition research, or even research into your opponent," Trump said at a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
"Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it's very standard where they have information and you take the information."Earlier this week, Donald Trump Jr.