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Spicer contradicts emails, President on Trump Jr meeting

Spicer contradicts emails, President on Trump Jr meeting”

Trump's had his own controversies: 40 percent of those polled said they think members of his campaign tried to help Russians interfere in the 2016 election.

Trump has a separate legal team to represent him amid the Russian Federation probes, led by his longtime New York-based lawyer Kasowitz. Others on the Russia-response team include lawyer Jay Sekulow, a frequent TV surrogate for Trump, and Mark Corallo, a public relations consultant.

A large chunk of the campaign's legal expenses are for Jones Day, White House Counsel Don McGahn's former employer. Still, the apparent decision to limit his role, first reported by Axios, follows a recent pair of damaging ProPublica reports about the NY attorney. It quoted former anonymous employees of the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres describing the attorney as struggling with alcohol abuse.

"Ultimately it is the President who makes the call whether someone should be granted clearance", said Laura Terrell, an attorney who worked in the White House Clearance Counsel during the George W. Bush Administration.

The White House did not immediately respond to a CNN request for clarification about Spicer's remark.

"Mueller's task is examining whether he thinks there's evidence that this was not simply a mistake or an oversight, but was actually a deliberate attempt to hide these contacts", said Randall Eliason, a former federal prosecutor who specializes in public corruption and government fraud.

Trump's focus on increasing jobs is linked to rewriting the USA tax code.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will also give a speech on the importance of "making products in America".

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is increasingly in focus, as questions are arising regarding his connection to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, as well as a probe into Trump's digital campaign, which is run by Kushner.

But there is some good news for Trump. Bill Clinton struggled out the gate during his first six months in office, but unlike Trump, he didn't take office under a cloud of scandal, and his approval ratings were higher than Trump's. Before June 21: Two sources told CNN it was Kushner's team that discovered the emails showing Donald Trump Jr. accepted a meeting at Trump Tower with a lawyer who was presented as a Russian government lawyer able to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Asked whether the White House intends to comment about the Trump Organization's outsourcing, a spokesperson said, "We'll get back to you on that".

The White House announced Cobb's hiring on Saturday (July 15) to serve as special counsel, without providing additional information on his role. The administration will be launching a series of theme weeks created to highlight his efforts to increase USA economic growth.

President Trump is set to inspect products from all 50 states as he proclaims the coming week as "Made in America Week".

On Wednesday, Trump will issue a proclamation that emphasizes products in the United States. On Friday, a prominent Russian-American lobbyist told The Associated Press that he, too, had been part of the discussion.



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