Congressman Scorches Trump's Pathetic Defense of His Son's Meeting with Russians


US President Donald Trump has admitted his son met a Russian lawyer in June 2016 "to get information on an opponent", but argues it was legal. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent". It took place at Trump Tower and among those in attendance were Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Trump Jr., Trump's then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who now serves as a White House senior adviser.

They described the statement, which had not mentioned that the Russian lawyer was expected to bring damaging information about Mrs Clinton, as "short but accurate".

On Monday morning, Trump went on a counterattack even as his disclosure that the meeting was centered around getting dirt on his political opponent (Hillary Clinton) was seen as an admission of collusion.

On Trump's tweet about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting at Trump Tower: It undercuts the latest official story his team has put out.

And it is also an implicit acknowledgment that the initial statement Trump Jr. released - and that his father dictated - was brazenly misleading.

President Trump's attorney said Sunday his legal team is leaning toward not having the president sit down for an interview under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller.

The report alleged Trump is increasingly anxious about his eldest son becoming ensnared in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

While complaining about a report saying he's been chain-smoking cigarettes out of concern over Trump's latest tweets, the former NY mayor claimed he doesn't smoke them. and in fact hates 'em.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday there is "plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight" regarding the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. It's called opposition research or even research into your opponent.

Thus, the purported disconnect between President Trump's tweets and statements by others on his team does not exist.

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Donald Jr initially said in a statement to The New York Times that the meeting was "primarily" about American adoptions of Russian children.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, several days after the then-FBI director told Congress that he could not comment on whether there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The negotiations come amid a backdrop of Trump's escalating attacks on the probe, including his blunt declaration that his attorney general should terminate "right now" the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency.

It is, however, against the law for United States campaigns to receive donations or items of value from foreigners.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally in Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, OH, U.S., August 4, 2018.

KEITH: Well, lots of things cause heartburn for President Trump's lawyers.

"I had bad information at that time", the lawyer said.

In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe.

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