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Trump defends Russia business links after ex-lawyer admits lying


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Trump defends Russia business links after ex-lawyer admits lying

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President of the United States Donald Trump has defended the business dealings he had with Russia before becoming president, again calling current investigations a “witch hunt”.

On Thursday his ex-lawyer admitted lying to Congress about a property deal Mr Trump was planning in Moscow. 

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said the deals were “very legal”, he put up “zero money” and abandoned the project. A special counsel is investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump colluded with it.

No hard evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin has so far been produced and the president has continually railed against the investigation.

Mr Trump is currently in Argentina for the G20 summit and has called off a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Moscow’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their crews. (BBC)

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