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US President Trump defends son's meeting with Russian lawyer

US PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFENDS SONS MEETING WITH RUSSIAN LAWYER

US President Donald Trump defended his son Donald Jr on Thursday after he was criticised for accepted a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the US election campaign last year.

U.S. President Donald Trump is addressing the controversy over his eldest son's meeting with a Russian attorney during last year's presidential campaign.

Trump says "most people would have taken that meeting," contradicting his incoming FBI director's testimony that Donald Trump Jr. should have instead alerted authorities.

The president is reiterating that his son is a "wonderful young man."

Trump is continuing to downplay the issue, saying that "nothing happened" as a result of the meeting.

The president says the Russian national involved wasn't a government lawyer. However, the emails Donald Trump Jr. received pitched her as one.

Trump says the woman is a private attorney who has "roamed the hallways" of the U.S. Congress.

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