Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

06 August, 2018, 07:12 | Author: Jason Torres
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Donald Jr. said later he realised the meeting was primarily aimed at lobbying against the 2012 Magnitsky sanctions law, which led to Moscow denying Americans the right to adopt Russian orphans.

Trump wrote in an 8:35 a.m. As we now know, Trump Jr. later acknowledged that it clearly wasn't just about adoption.

President Trump's other claim in his Sunday tweet - that he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians - may also be exposed as a lie.

The White House declined to comment regarding the President's concern about his son, instead referring questions to Trump's legal team, which did not respond to requests for comment. Last week, Trump's national security team said Russian Federation was behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in November 2018 congressional elections. "He's the "Bad Idea Jeans" of presidents".

Trump's tweet came in response to a widely covered report in the mainstream media over the weekend. He also said the meeting was "totally legal" and he did not know about it. Weija Jiang reports. Though the president tweet-claimed that the oppo-research was "totally legal and done all the time in politics", it thoroughly contradicts his earlier claims that the meeting was called to discuss American adoption of Russian orphans. At that point, he said, Trump's attorneys would raise what Trump has alleged are Mueller's "conflicts of interest".

"I was in the case at that time, what, a couple of weeks and there was a lot of information that was gathering, and as my colleague Rudy Giuliani said, I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", Sekulow told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday's broadcast of This Week.

He described the answers as "nonresponsive", where Trump would "add things on" or "make self-serving statements" that didn't make any sense within the context of the question.

Sunday's tweet was Trump's clearest statement yet on the goal of the meeting, which has become a focal point of Mueller's investigation even as the president and his lawyers try to downplay its significance and pummel the Mueller probe with attacks. "And so the ability for his attorneys to be able to make the arguments they need to make on his behalf, as I've told him for a long time, is what he should permit them to do". US intelligence made that assessment public in an October 7 statement.

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That timeframe coincides with the length of Trump's vacation at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, which is expected to last until August 13.

"I think there's plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight".

But legal experts have pointed out several possible criminal charges, including conspiracy against the United States and aiding and abetting a conspiracy. "Bob Mueller will have to determine that".

Following the meeting, Trump Jr. took part in three phone calls, as House Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Adam Schiff pointed out.

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Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller.

Email released by Donald Jr. himself showed he had been keen on the meeting because his father's campaign was being offered potentially damaging information on Clinton.

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