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It's "absolutely unacceptable" that Russia meddle in election: Ryan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 00:32

House Speaker Paul Ryan says it is ''absolutely unacceptable that Russia or any other country - but Russia - meddle in our elections'', after a reporter asks him about Donald Trump, Jr.'s meeting with a woman who he was told was a Russian government lawyer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: When asked about Donald Trump, Jr.,'s meeting with a woman who he was told was a Russian government lawyer, House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was 'absolutely unacceptable' that Russia or any country meddles in the U.S. election. "It is absolutely unacceptable that Russia or any other country, but Russia meddle into our election," Ryan said. "We have a special counsel that's doing an investigation over at the Justice Department. We have an investigation here in the House. We have an investigation in the Senate. I think it's very important that these professionals in these committees do their jobs so that we can get to the bottom of all of this." Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who had incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that could help his father's presidential campaign could lead investigators to probe whether he violated U.S. election law, experts said. Trump Jr. met the woman, lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, on June 9, 2016, after an email exchange with an intermediary. The emails, tweeted by Trump Jr. on Tuesday, could provide material for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

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It's "absolutely unacceptable" that Russia meddle in election: Ryan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 00:32