Trump lies about personal meeting with Russian Ambassador Kislyak despite prior statements he had no meeting with any Russian official during 2016 campaign.

Trump lies about personal meeting with Russian Ambassador Kislyak despite prior statements he had no meeting with any Russian official during 2016 campaign.

Trump personally met with Russian ambassador during campaign. Trump has repeatedly denied meeting with any Russian officials as a candidate.

Trump personally met with the Russian ambassador on April 27, 2016, prior to a major foreign policy speech. The Wall Street Journal, in a report that was little-noticed at the time but was recently picked up by AMERICABlog News, reported the meeting last year.

A few minutes before he made those remarks, Mr. Trump met at a VIP reception with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak. Mr. Trump warmly greeted Mr. Kislyak and three other foreign ambassadors who came to the reception.

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