Trump personally crafted son's misleading account of Russian Federation meeting

Trump personally crafted son's misleading account of Russian Federation meeting

During Tuesday's White House press briefing, ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked freshly promoted press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about that time Donald Trump goofed around and told an audience of cops to be more physically aggressive toward suspects.

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump himself dictated the statement. And in terms of the scandals, upheavals, speeches so inappropriate the Boy Scouts rebuke them, hirings, firings, and legislative failures that have happened since, the issue of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting during the campaign with Russian lawyers and a pantheon of government-connected figures who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton is a couple of weeks old-so in Trump years, nearly a century ago. After the Times obtained an email chain showing an acquaintance, Rob Goldstone, offered Trump Jr. a meeting where he could obtain information as part of a Russian government effort to help his father's campaign, Trump Jr. posted the emails online. He ultimately admitted that he met with attorney Natalia Veselnitskay because he thought she had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

The president's advisers were apparently concerned that Trump's personal involvement in dictating the false statement would expose him to allegations of a coverup and would likely have political and legal implications.

Details continued to emerge about who attended the meeting and for how long.

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President Trump lawyer John Dowd said in a statement to NBC on the Post's report: "Fake news, incorrect and misinformed of no effect".

Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, told CNN in the days after that Trump did not play a direct role in crafting the initial statement.

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The Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig explain.

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What's more, the Post reported, advisers in the White House are anxious that Trump will continue to step into the investigation.

The younger Trump's lawyer said he has "no evidence to support" the "theory" that Trump was involved in writing the statement. Air Force One took off from Germany shortly after 6 p.m., about noon in Washington.

A timeline of Donald Trump Jr.'s comments and contradictions about his meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of 2016. I'm reminded of something the sadly departed Anthony Scaramucci said during his brief tenure as White House communication director: "There are people inside the administration who think it is their job to save America from this president".

Meanwhile, Trump is likely to continue getting himself deeper and deeper into shit. "I'm assuming that was between Mr. Donald Trump Jr., between Don Jr. and his lawyer".

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