>> On the heels of President Trump's trip to France, a stateside revelation out Friday may be the most tangible evidence yet of his campaign's ties to Russia. A source familiar with the participants of the meeting confirming to Reuters that a Russian American lobbyist also attended the meeting between Donald Trump Jr, a Russian lawyer and two other Trump insiders.
According to NBC News, the man is a former Soviet counterintelligence officer. Who some US officials suspect of still having ties to Russian Intelligence, something he denied to the network. While overseas, the President tried to change the subject by warming relationships with French President Emmanuel Macron, but his problems came with him.
>> Were you mislead by your team in not knowing about this meeting?>> As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man.>> The president downplaying Don Junior's 2016 rendezvous in order to obtain incriminating information on Hilary Clinton. The meeting, framed in an email to him, is part of Russia's support for Mr Trump, to which Don Junior replied, I love it.
Whether that's true is a question likely taken up by investigators at the Justice Department, and the Senate Judiciary Committee Who now wants Donald Trump Jr to testify under oath before Congress as early as next week as well as Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner who was also at the meeting.
The President telling Reuters he only found out about the meeting just days ago. The White House had no immediate comment Friday on the news of the supposed presence of an ex-Soviet spy. The President attending the Women's US Open Golf Tournament taking place on the course he owns near his home in Bedminster New Jersey.