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Trump Admits Son Met Russian

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Trump Admits Son Met Russian

President Donald Trump has admitted his son met a Russian lawyer in June 2016 "to get information on an opponent," but argues it was legal.

Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower could constitute a breach of US campaign rules, experts say, reports the BBC.

And the meeting is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his inquiry into Russia's alleged role to help Trump win, adds the BBC's report.

President Trump denies any collusion.

He has called the ongoing investigations in the US "the greatest political witch hunt in history."

Russia has repeatedly denied claims it interfered in the November 2016 presidential elections, where Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

On Sunday, US media including the Washington Post, CNN, and AP reported that Trump was worried Donald Trump Jr could be in legal trouble because of the June 9, 2016, meeting with Veselnitskaya in New York. They cited several unnamed sources.

Trump tweeted: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower.

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