President Trump’s lawyer will hit the Sunday show circuit this week to launcha full-court defense of the president amid fallout over Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and others during last year’s campaign.
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow is slated to appear on all five Sunday morning programs amid continued scrutiny ofTrump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and other figures in June 2016.
The meeting was part of a Russian lobbying effort directly connectedto three Moscow businessmen, The Hill reported.
The figures had reported lobbyingon adoption issues related to the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law reviled by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Media reports have focused on others who attended the meetingafter Trump Jr. releasedan email chain showing eagerness to meet the Russian lawyer, whoman intermediary promised would deliver damaging informationon Hillary Clinton.
In the emails, Trump Jr. was told by British entertainmentpublicist Rob Goldstone that the information was “very high level and sensitive” and was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
President Trump has defendedhis son, saying that “anybody would have taken the meeting.” But a survey released this week found that 53 percent of Americans thought the meeting was inappropriate.
GOPlawmakers like Sen. Lindsay Graham (S.C.) have condemned the meeting, and ripped Trump Jr. and senior White House aide Jared Kushner for attending.
“That email is disturbing,” Graham said. “I know Donald Trump Jr. is new to politics, I know that Jared Kushner is new to politics, but this is going to require a lot of questions to be asked and answered.”
Source: The Hill
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