Secret Service didn't vet Trump Jr meeting

The President's son has tried to discount the meeting, saying he did not receive the information he was promised.

"Having said that again, none of that is violation of the law, that's more process".

"I wonder why the Secret Service - if this was nefarious - why the Secret Service allowed these people in", Sekulow said.

Sekulow defended Trump and his son in a series of appearances Sunday on five television networks. He said the president did not attend the meeting in NY and was not aware of it.

"HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?", he tweeted on Sunday.

But Trump Jr. has since said that the lawyer offered no damaging information on Clinton during the meeting.

"This is about as clear of evidence you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the Russians, to get useful information from the Russians", Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said of Trump Jr.'s emails.

The explosive revelations led to a row over whether the meeting was illegal, as political campaigns are banned from accepting donations or other contributions of value from foreign nationals.

"That's politics!", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Mr Trump Jr's meeting has already drawn the attention of Congressional investigators.

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a mass effort to tilt the election in Mr Trump's favour, including hacking and leaking embarrassing emails from Democrats.

Donald Trump Jr confirmed reports that he was seeking compromising information on Ms Clinton when he met Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016.

He told Fox News it was "literally just a wasted 20 minutes" that had not been important enough to tell his father about.

"The president was not aware of and did not attend the meeting", said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for President Trump's private lawyer.

The number of people known to have been at the meeting also changed over time.

The email chain was forwarded to Paul Manafort, then the campaign chairman, and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and now a senior White House adviser, both of whom also attended the meeting.

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