Wed, July 12, 2017: Trump defends Donald Jr. as ‘innocent’ after Russia revelations

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his eldest son as “innocent” following emails that showed Donald Trump Jr. welcomed Russian help against his father’s rival in the 2016 presidential election, deepening the controversy over purported Russian meddling.

Trump Jr. released a series of emails on Tuesday that revealed he had eagerly agreed to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow’s official support for his father.

Trump Jr., in a Fox News television interview Tuesday, said: “In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently.” Continue reading “Wed, July 12, 2017: Trump defends Donald Jr. as ‘innocent’ after Russia revelations”