Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

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He campaigned for a Republican candidate facing a tough race Tuesday for a seat in the House of Representatives, the last special election before the nationwide November 6 voting, when the entire 435-member House is being contested and a third of the 100-member Senate.

The President also reiterated on Sunday his assertion that there was nothing improper in his son accepting a meeting with someone he believed to be a Russian government lawyer prepared to deliver him "dirt" on Clinton as part of a Russian campaign to support Trump. Mr Jay Sekulow asked on ABC News' This Week, suggesting there are no laws prohibiting campaign operatives from meeting and working with foreign agents.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied claims it interfered in the November 2016 presidential elections, where Mr Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the center of the session: Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and others with Russia connections. He tweeted in July 2017: "Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent".

However, Sekulow said that Trump may ignore his attorneys' advice.

Quigley puts his thumb squarely on the problem: Trump's latest assertions make the whole affair look like a conspiracy. So where is the truth, and why is this something President Trump would even want to focus on right now? We can talk about all these questions of campaign finance law and possible defrauding of the United States. In any event, participants in the meeting, including Veselnitskaya, said no reports about Clinton were exchanged.

Trump Jr could be then heard saying, 'Hello?'. "Anybody who says they know is just guessing". The statement does not mention that he was promised damaging information about Clinton.

Trump's admission through Twitter on Sunday about the objective behind the 2016 Trump Tower meeting was the latest step in the long-evolving story from Trump, Trump Jr. and the President's legal team.

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At the time , Trump and his White House had falsely claimed that he had only offered his input into the crafting of the statement. Marshall reported that during the private meeting, according to Trump himself, Putin brought up the Russian adoptions.

So Trump's attorneys are both anxious about Trump perjuring himself, and so confident that his private statements would match his public comments that an interview is unnecessary. Liberal commentators have uninhibitedly called the US President a traitor, even as Trump and his base have argued that Democrat and liberal charges in this regard are just a case of sour grapes after they lost an election they were widely expected to win. But Giuliani and other Trump lawyers have repeatedly warned him about the potential challenges of doing so and delayed a decision. File Photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria.

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation.

The Post reported a few weeks later that Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement had been "dictated" by Trump.

Indeed, that's been the Trump team's story. I want to take you back in time to try to tell you how we got here.

US President Donald Trump has yet again tweeted about his personal legal issues in a way he perhaps shouldn't have. He says the now-infamous June 2016 meeting was, quote, "to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics".

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", Trump tweeted from his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey.

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