Donald Trump met with Russia’s US ambassador last April at the height of the presidential election, it has emerged, despite, repeated and strenuous denials of any meeting with Kremlin officials before his inauguration.
According to news reports published at the time that have now resurfaced, Mr Trump met briefly with Vladimir Putin’s representative in Washington around six months before polling day.
Before the speech there was a backstage reception which was attended by Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, and Kislyak. Politico has confirmed as much. Further, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed that both Trump and Sessions met Kislyak during that reception, and that Trump greeted the Ambassador “warmly.”