"I wouldn't have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff".
"Rob Goldstone was a publicist, a promoter for Emin's musical career". "They had some conversations, I don't know". Someone sent me an email. "I read it, I responded accordingly". "This [was] pre-Russia mania", Trump Jr. told Hannity. "This (was) pre-Russia fever". This is pre-Russia mania. It was his close connections with a Russian pop star, whose father is said to be close to President Putin, which brought him close to brokering the connections between the Trump family and the Russian lawyer. "I don't think my sirens went (off) or my antenna went up at this time because it wasn't the issue that it's been made out to be over the last nine months, ten months".
On her campaign Twitter account, Meng took a shot at the president's much maligned commission looking into alleged election fraud, saying maybe it should turn its attention toward Trump Jr. "I think we get along very, very well", he said. Both Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya have claimed that the primary topic of the meeting was the Magnitsky Act - a law that provides for sanctions against Russian officials.
Trump Jr. said nothing came from the meeting and he was unaware that Veselnitskaya was possibly Kremlin-connected. However, Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, two of Trump's most trusted campaign officials, attended the meeting.
Don Jr. also said "in retrospect", he probably would do things "a little differently".
Richard Hasen, an election-law professor, agreed the emails do not constitute a formal charge but they could help to build a criminal case.
A report issued in January by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said that Putin ordered "an influence campaign" in 2016 to "undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potentialn presidency".
"No, that I didn't know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this", he told Reuters. I have probably met with other people from Russian Federation. "And I was actually agitated by it'".
There you go Sean, you're most welcome. "This was a courtesy to an acquaintance". The email chain was released in its entirety by Trump Jr in a move that jolted Washington, and added fuel to the firestorm swirling over allegations that Trump's campaign team colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election. I'm just an ordinary person. "They wanted it so badly".
Krauthammer: "Incompetence is Not a Good Defense" for Don Jr. Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said that Kushner had "no recollection" of the calls as he had participated in "thousands of calls in this time period". "There was no illegality in that meeting. Don Jr. had no knowledge as to what specific information, if any, would be discussed". I love my country. "I think if we're looking at Russian Federation relations with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons". We're going to be exporting energy - he doesn't want that.