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Spicer claims 'nothing' indicates Trump Jr. meeting was not about adoption

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returned to the lectern Monday to deliver a defense of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting in June 2016 with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer. Spicer insisted at the press briefing that "there was nothing as far as we know that would lead anyone to believe" that Trump Jr.'s meeting was not focused on Russian adoption policies.

Except, of course, Trump Jr.'s own emails: Last week, Trump Jr. published his emails with publicist Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting, in which Goldstone explicitly said the lawyer claimed to have compromising information on Hillary Clinton that would help his father's chances in the presidential election.

Just hours before Spicer made the claim, President Trump tweeted that his son "attended in order to get info on an opponent."