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Meghan McCain said on "Outnumbered" today that the White House must come clean about all contacts with Russians. 

Charles Krauthammer said this week that President Trump's son Donald Jr. meeting last spring with a Russian lawyer in an attempt to obtain dirt on the Clintons is a "damning" revelation.

Writing in the Washington Post, Krauthammer said: 

"It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame," Donald Jr. told Sean Hannity. A shame? On the contrary, a stroke of luck. Had the lawyer real stuff to deliver, Donald Jr. and the others would be in far deeper legal trouble. It turned out to be incompetent collusion, amateur collusion, comically failed collusion. That does not erase the fact that three top Trump campaign officials were ready to play.

It may turn out that they did later collaborate more fruitfully. We don’t know. But even if nothing else is found, the evidence is damning.

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Earlier today, we learned that a Russian-American lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin was also in the meeting. Some reports allege Akhmetshin was a former Soviet counterintelligence officer, though he denies that.  

Top House Democrat Adam Schiff (CA) called the development "deeply disturbing," accusing the White House of lying about the meeting details as the story continues to change. 

McCain emphasized that the White House has said there were no contacts with Russia and Trump associates, yet reports of meetings keep surfacing month after month. 

"If there is a God in heaven right now, I beg the White House to come out with every shot of vodka you've taken with any Russian," she argued. 

Mark Steyn pointed out that Akhmetshin had become a U.S. citizen by the time the meeting took place, but is now being called by Democrats a "top intelligence operative" for the Kremlin.

Watch the discussion above.

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