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‘Many people would have held that meeting’: Trump downplays Don Jr.’s willingness to collude with Russia

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Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to downplay the significance of his son, Donald Trump Jr.’s, meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain information billed as potentially detrimental to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The president, who has long-denied that he or members of his campaign had anything to do with Russia, told Reuters he believes “many people would have held that meeting.”

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He also insisted he learned about the interaction recently.

“I didn’t know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this,” Trump said of the meeting between Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian emissary.

Despite the emails proving that at least some campaign officials had advanced knowledge of Russia’s interest in helping his candidacy, Trump iterated that Russian President Vladimir Putin denied meddling in the 2016 election.

“I said, did you do it? And he said no, I did not,” Trump said. “Absolutely not. I then asked him a second time in a totally different way. He said absolutely not.”

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EU ambassador Sondland criticized Trump over Ukraine efforts: ‘Inviting a foreign government to interfere US election would be wrong’

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will tell Congress that he criticized President Donald Trump over his efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival.

The Trump megadonor-turned-diplomat appeared Thursday before three House committees to discuss his role in a White House scheme to enlist a foreign government to dig up campaign dirt against Joe Biden as Ukraine awaited congressionally approved military aid.

According to his prepared statement, Sondland will tell lawmakers that Ukraine was expected to announce "anti-corruption" investigations against the former vice president and his son Hunter Biden as a "one of the pre-conditions for securing a White House meeting" for its president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Giuliani’s Ukraine henchman once held a gun to man’s head and threatened to kill him if he told police: report

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Lev Parnas, one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen who tried to help him pressure the Ukrainian government, has a long history of making death threats and associating with fraudsters, according to a new report from Politico.

According to Politico, a restraining order filed by a man who was once Parnas's landlord back in 2008 claimed that Parnas threatened to kill him after he asked him to vacate the apartment that he was renting.

"If you call the cops, they are not going to find you ever," Parnas told the man, according to the complaint.

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‘Increasingly likely’ Bolton will be hauled before House investigators over Trump’s Ukraine fiasco: report

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According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton is "increasingly likely" to be subpoenaed by Democratic investigators in the House as part of the impeachment proceedings into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Bolton, a longtime neoconservative war hawk, served in the role after Trump fired Gen. H. R. McMaster, but often clashed with the president on matters of national security and left the administration on bitter terms.

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