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NEW YORK, July 20. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump during the dinner, organized in the framework of the summit of “twenty” in Hamburg, discussed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the topic of adoption in the United States children from Russia . The corresponding statement the White house made in the published on Wednesday an interview with the New York Times.

He noted that the conversation lasted about 15 minutes, and recalled that close to Putin, sat the first lady of the United States, the Melania trump. “It was almost time for dessert – said trump. – I came just to greet Melanie, and when I was there, I shook hands with Putin.”

“In fact, for the most part it was a courtesy”, he added. “Just talking about different things. Actually it was very interesting, we talked about adoptions,” said trump. He explained that it was about the adoption of children from Russia.

The American leader said that this same subject was discussed, his son Donald trump Jr. at a meeting in new York in June of 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. “It’s interesting because, in particular, this concerned a conversation that don was leading at that meeting,” – said the owner of the White house.

He added that until recently did not know about the contacts son Veselnitskaya. Republican emphasized that it is not needed to provide the Russian party of compromising information relating to his main rival in the presidential elections of Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. has previously admitted that he expected to receive from Veselnitskaya such data.

The Appointment And Roman Sessions

The us leader said that he regretted that he had appointed to the post of Minister of justice Jeff and Roman sessions, because he refused to participate in the investigation in Russia.

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“Sensu shouldn’t have to recuse myself, but if he was going to recuse himself, he had to tell me this before I agreed to take a position, and I would have chosen someone else,” said trump.

Earlier sessions refused to participate in any proceedings relating to Russia’s role in the election process in the United States. He took this decision in connection with the scandal that erupted due to the fact that the Minister had allegedly concealed the fact of his meetings with the Russian Ambassador in Washington.

Proceedings regarding allegations of alleged attempts by the Russian authorities to influence the presidential elections in 2016, as well as related issues provides the FBI. Parallel to the investigation conducted by the special Committee on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives of the Congress of the United States.

Trump and his key aides have repeatedly talked about the groundlessness of the suspicion of any improper contacts with Russian officials during the period of the last year’s election campaign. Moscow has also rejected accusations of trying to influence the presidential elections in the United States.

Means of pressure

Trump did not rule out that ex-FBI Director James Comey wanted to use to put pressure on him incriminating dossier collected previously by the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. Trump talked about the events of 6 January, when the FBI Director briefed him on the alleged evidence of the presence of Russian secret service compromising the President of the United States information of a personal and financial nature.

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“In my opinion, he shared it with me so I thought he’s got something there,” said trump. On the question of whether he considers that this file could be considered as a means of pressure on him, he replied in the affirmative. “Yes, I think so,’ he said. – Looking back”.

“When he told me about it, I said that it’s just speculation – said trump. – There was not a word of truth. I just thought it was an obvious deception”.

Subsequently, the site BuzzFeed have posted all 35 pages of this document, and the newspaper The Wall Street Journal found that by collecting compromising information on trump were engaged in a London firm Orbis Business Intelligence, staffed by former British intelligence officers. According to the publication, the company was headed by Christopher Steele and Christopher Barrows. Despite the unsubstantiated dossier in connection with his publication of the scandal broke. Trump has repeatedly expressed about this outrage.

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Trump also refuted claims the former Director of the FBI that he was trying to pressure him during one on one meetings in the oval office of the White house on February 14 and asked him to stop the investigation against Michael Flynn, who previously held the post of assistant to the President for national security. Flynn resigned from his post after accusations that are not fully informed Vice President Michael Pence about the content of the conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

“I don’t remember what would have ever discussed it with [FBI Director] something like that,” said trump, while stressing that the testimony of the Komi Republic at the hearings in Congress on this issue, “stuffed with lies”.

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