The Trump-Russian meeting story is quickly changing

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Two major developments

Donald Trump has changed his story on whether or not he knew about the meeting between his son and someone Trump Jr described as a Russian government lawyer.

Earlier this week, he was asked if he knew about the meeting and said "No, that I didn't know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this," in an interview with Reuters.

Now, he said, "in fact maybe it was mentioned at some point."

That contradicts with a statement from Don Jr, who said that his dad didn't know.

Secondly, it turns out it wasn't a meeting just with the Russian lawyer. NBC News reports that a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer was also in the room. He denies he is still involved with the Kremlin.

There is also a late-breaking report that a third person was in the room.