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President Donald Trump's eldest son arranged a meeting between his father's campaign aides and a lawyer linked to the Kremlin, Natalia Veselnitskaya (above), just two weeks after Trump won the Republican nomination The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, sat in.On Sunday, the Times reported that damaging information on Clinton motivated Trump's son to set it up, though said it was unclear if Veselnitskaya followed through with that promise. said he had met with the Russian attorney at the request of an acquaintance.'I was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to the campaign,' the president's eldest son said in a statement. I asked Jared and Paul to attend, but told them nothing of the substance. 'After pleasantries were exchanged the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. 'Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense.Donald Trump Jr says he took a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer because he was offered information 'helpful' to his father's presidential campaign - but he did not know who he would be meeting before hand.
I interrupted and advised her that my father was not an elected official, but rather a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office.The latest developments, Trump opponents say, adds further fuel to suspicions that officials with the president's campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to tilt the election in their favor.The meeting, first reported by the New York Times on Saturday, took place just two weeks after Trump won the Republican nomination, and was with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.Trump, a Republican who called it an 'honor' to meet with the Russian president, drew swift criticism from Democrats at home, who accused him of dismissing US intelligence agencies and giving Putin's denial, reiterated on Friday, of Russian interference too much weight.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany that Trump had 'positive chemistry' with Putin during the meeting, which lasted some two hours and 15 minutes.