‘I did not have an assignment from the Kremlin’ to meet with Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyer says

Emails show Trump Jr. was told ‘Russian government lawyer’ could provide damaging information on Clinton
Donald Trump Jr.’s emails, which he released on Twitter, show he understood that the meeting was to be a means of channeling information from the Russian government to his father’s campaign. “If it’s what you say, I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. wrote in 2016. In response to Trump Jr.’s release of the emails, the president said in a statement, “My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.”
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The Fix | Analysis
Republicans struggle over what to say about Trump Jr.’s meeting
Some are trying to defend the president and his son and are falling short. Others aren’t even attempting it.
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The Fix | Analysis
Trump’s son may have crossed the legal line on collusion
There’s no line in the criminal code that says you go to jail for colluding with a foreign adversary, but there is for conspiring. And one lawyer thinks Trump Jr. may have crossed that line.
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Analysis: The timeline leading up to the meeting
Here is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour look at the events leading up to the meeting and some of the theories that are floating around it.
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The Fix | Analysis
Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about the meeting with a Russian lawyer, annotated
Some have suggested that the exchange confirms collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
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‘I did not have an assignment from the Kremlin’ to meet with Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyer says
“I do not represent the government. I am a private citizen,” Natalia Veselnitskaya told The Post, saying that the 2016 meeting with Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort was to talk only about sanctions.
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McConnell delays August recess to complete work on health-care bill, other issues
The Senate majority leader blamed Democrats’ “mindless” stalling on administrative appointments and other issues.
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Qatar agrees to curb terrorism financing under deal with U.S.
Secretary of State Tillerson reached the agreement, which aims to encourage Qatar’s neighbors to abandon their embargo on the country.
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Perspective
The Intercept failed to shield its confidential source. Now it’s making amends.
In the Trump era’s first leak arrest, the news site has adopted some reforms and its parent company will help fund Reality Winner’s defense.
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‘A true living drug’: FDA on cusp of approving gene therapy for blood cancers
The experimental treatment, which uses patients’ own genetically altered immune cells, has had stunning results. But it also raises questions about serious side effects and a potential half-million-dollar cost.
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Backpage.com has always claimed it doesn’t control sex-related ads. New documents show otherwise.
A trove of documents and data obtained by The Post show the classified website hired a company in the Philippines to lure advertisers — and customers seeking sex — from sites run by its competitors.
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Police continue searching for 4 missing Pennsylvania men, identify ‘person of interest’ in the case
Foul play is suspected in the disappearances and leads are “incredibly hot,” said the Bucks County district attorney.
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A riptide swept away a Florida family. Then beachgoers formed a human chain.
Dozens joined the rescue mission as the effort to save the six swimmers trapped in the riptide grew more desperate.
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Wonkblog | Analysis
How free trade can make you fat
The North American Free Trade Agreement may have dramatically changed the Canadian diet, arresting a years-long decline in sugar consumption and boosting high-fructose corn syrup, a new study suggests.
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