Trump Jr. Held Secret Talks With Russia Supporters

Donald Trump’s eldest son held a private meeting with pro-Russian diplomats, businessmen, and politicians in Paris last month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. According to people who took part in the October 11 meetings, the cabal focused on finding a way to cooperate with the Russian government to end the ongoing war in Syria. The event was held at the Ritz Paris, included 30 attendees, and was hosted by a French think tank whose founder’s wife is a Syrian-born leader of a Syrian opposition group endorsed by the Kremlin. As the Journal reports, “The disclosure of a meeting between the younger Mr. Trump and pro-Russia figures—even if not Russian government officials—poses new questions about contacts between the president-elect, his family and foreign powers. It is also likely to heighten focus on the elder Mr. Trump’s stated desire to cooperate with the Kremlin once in office.”