Kushner, Manafort, and Donald Trump Jr. met with Kremlin-linked lawyer during campaign

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and their wives
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President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner; his then-campaign chair Paul Manafort; and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, with ties to the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday. Trump Jr. and Kushner's attorney confirmed to NBC News the meeting took place on June 9, 2016, in Trump Tower in New York City.

Trump Jr. described the conversation as a "short introductory meeting" concerning a Russian adoption program. Alleged Russian election manipulation "was not a campaign issue at that time and there was no follow up. I asked Jared and Paul to stop by," he added. "I was asked to attend the meeting by an acquaintance, but was not told the name of the person I would be meeting with beforehand."

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