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Most Americans say Trump Jr. meeting Russian lawyer inappropriate: poll

A majority of U.S. voters say that it was not appropriate for one of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons to accept an offer to meet with a Russian lawyer who promised "damaging information" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

According to the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released this week, 52 percent voters say meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer was inappropriate, compared to 23 percent who say the meeting was appropriate.

The remaining 25 percent have no opinion, the poll said.

Opinions about how the meeting differ largely by party, the poll also found.

While Republicans are less troubled by the meeting, with 44 percent saying the meeting was appropriate, four in five Democrats regard the meeting as inappropriate.

Trump Jr., together with Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Trump and a senior White House adviser, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, had been repeatedly linked for attending a meeting with a Russian lawyer in the hope of getting hands on previously-promised "damaging information" about Trump's then-opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Clinton.

The meeting, which took place on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York, also involved a Russian-born American lobbyist, a senior executive of a Russian real estate developer, an interpreter, and a British music publicist who proposed and later arranged the meeting via emails with Trump Jr.

The U.S. intelligence community alleged that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential race last year.

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are currently investigating whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  Editor:雷睿哲

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