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White House plays down Trump son's meeting with Russian lawyer last year
July 10, 2017 / 7:30 PM / a month ago

White House plays down Trump son's meeting with Russian lawyer last year

Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds his daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. July 10, 2017.Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was nothing inappropriate about a meeting President Donald Trump's son had with a Russian attorney during the presidential campaign last year, the White House said on Monday, adding it was short and produced "absolutely no follow-up."

"The only thing I see inappropriate about the meeting was the people that leaked the information on the meeting after it was voluntarily disclosed," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a briefing, adding that it was routine during political campaigns for people to call offering information.

"Don Junior took a very short meeting from which there was absolutely no follow-up," Sanders said.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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