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White House plays down Trump son's meeting with Russian lawyer last year
July 10, 2017 / 7:30 PM / 3 months ago

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

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.”

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

“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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