Trump Defends Don Jr.-Russian Lawyer Meeting: 'Most People' Would Have Attended
President Donald Trump was asked at a news conference whether his son, Donald Trump Jr., should have accepted a meeting with a Russian lawyer in order to potentially obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Trump took questions alongside French President Emmanuel Macron on a trip to Paris. The reporter noted that FBI Director nominee Chris Wray said yesterday authorities should have been notified of the Russian contact by Trump Jr.
"Most people would have taken that meeting," Trump answered.
He said it was a "very fast" meeting and it was part of "opposition research [which is] very standard in politics."
Trump said his son listened as adoption was discussed and "zero happened" at the meeting when it came to damaging information on Clinton.
He then raised questions about why the Russian attorney was allowed in the country.
"Somebody said her visa or her passport to come into the country was approved by Attorney General Lynch. Maybe that's wrong, I just heard that a little while ago. I was surprised to hear it. So she was here because of Lynch," he said.
Fox News has confirmed the Obama administration granted Natalia Veselnitskaya a special type of "parole" to be in the United States after she initially was denied a visa. It's unclear whether she still had permission to be in the country when she attended the Trump Tower session in June 2016.