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Moscow denies knowledge of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the Kremlin was unaware of a meeting between then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's senior staff and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign in which the Russian reportedly said she had information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Over the weekend, President Trump's eldest son changed his account of the meeting he had with the Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, saying Sunday that Natalia Veselnitskaya told him she had information about Clinton. A statement from Donald Trump Jr. one day earlier made no mention of Clinton.

Asked about the reports, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not know who the lawyer is, and added that the Kremlin "cannot keep track" of every Russian lawyer and their meetings in Russia or abroad.

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