Fact-checking Donald Trump’s comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

President Donald Trump downplayed talk about a meeting Trump campaign officials held with a Russian lawyer in hopes of receiving damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.    "Most people would have taken that meeting. It’s called opposition research," Trump said July 13, 2017, in Paris, during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. Over his brief political tenure, Trump said he’s received numerous offers of damaging information on his rivals, known as opposition research, or "oppo," a tradecraft Trump said he views as standard practice in the rough-and-tumble world of politics. We decided to look … >>More
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