Trump defends son's Russian meeting, says he did nothing wrong

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 11:22 hrs
U.S President Donald Trump gestures during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Washington: United States President Donald Trump defended his son Donald Jr after he was criticised for accepting a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the US election campaign last year.

"As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer. It was a short meeting," he said.

"From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting,"Trump added.

The purported purpose behind taking the meeting was to gather damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent.

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