Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

Hannah Rogers
August 7, 2018

The claim seems to have enraged the president, who denied it by tweaking the story of the meeting once again, tweeting that the meeting was "to get information" and that it was "totally legal" and that Donald Jr.is a "wonderful son".

On July 27, Trump said on Twitter that "I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr", in response to reports that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was ready to tell authorities that Trump had known.

Rudy Giuliani, the top lawyer on President Trump's legal team, said on Monday that they hope to send special counsel Robert Mueller a letter that would largely turn down a meeting that would include "any questions about obstruction".

He concludes the tweet by saying, "I did not know about it!"

One part of the inquiry has focussed on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians.

The Trump Tower meeting was arranged by British music promoter, Rob Goldstone, who told Donald Jr that he had "information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".

President Trump repeatedly insists there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and he will undoubtedly continue to maintain that.

Mr Trump's latest tweet appears to contradict a previous statement from the Trump camp about the meeting.

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It was later reported that was false and the president was involved in constructing his son's misleading statement.

The misdirection came amid a series of searing tweets sent from his New Jersey golf club, in which he tore into two of his favorite targets, the news media and Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible links between the president's campaign and Russian Federation. Perhaps the Trumps, as they claim, didn't take any help from the Kremlin to win the 2016 election - but as even the president now acknowledges, they definitely wanted it.

The first is that Trump appears to have broken some new ground here when it comes to admitting the true goal of the Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin-aligned lawyer - and even further contradicted the initial statement he helped draft about it.

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he finds that any campaign member worked with Russian Federation to break USA law. When asked by host George Stephanopoulos how a meeting arranged to get information on an opponent could be legal, Sekulow responded: "Well, the question is, how would it be illegal?" "In agreeing to the meeting, the younger Trump told Goldstone, "(I) f it's what you say I love it". "The message from Trump Jr.is, 'If you have it, we want it".

One of Trump's current attorneys, Jay Sekulow, agreed Sunday with Trump's tweet during an appearance on ABC's "This Week".

His comments were part of a broader Twitter rant Sunday, which also included a tweet falsely claiming the press "purposely cause great division & distrust".

Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller. They can also cause War!'

He called the "Fake" media "very unsafe and sick".

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