President Donald Trump said Sunday the infamous Trump Tower meeting was about obtaining information on his 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. This is not a routine thing politicians do to get information on their opponents.
It is his most direct statement so far on the reason for Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016.
At the time, in July 2017, Trump offered a similar comment to the one he made on Sunday, dismissing the meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on his political opponent as no big deal.
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ABC's George Stephanopoulos pressed Sekulow on the attorney's previous assertions that the president had nothing to do with writing a statement to The New York Times, seeking to explain the Trump Tower meeting on behalf of his son.
It was later reported that was false and the president was involved in constructing his son's misleading statement.
Legal experts have often pointed to a possible violation of federal election laws, which ban taking anything of value - which could include information on a political opponent - from a foreign government trying to influence a US election.
"You then misled the country about the goal of the Trump Tower meeting when it became public".
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The U.S. intelligence community, members of Congress in both parties and even Trump have acknowledged that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
"With the amount of cooperation that has gone forward it's hard for us to see why they need the president's testimony", Mr. Sekulow said.
Thus, the purported disconnect between President Trump's tweets and statements by others on his team does not exist. It was later described in the offer as, quote, "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".
Trump Jr. initially claimed in a statement - which the president dictated himself - that he had "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" during the "short introductory meeting". He reiterated that the president is eager to testify and said Trump has done nothing wrong. On Monday night, Giuliani continued teasing the possibility of Trump talking with Mueller while attempting to severely limit the scope of their discussion.
Indeed, that's been the Trump team's story. "They can also cause War!"
"If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr. responded.
So today's breathless headlines are, as the Powerline blog's Paul Mirengoff called them, "fake news". And at a trio of rallies, he escalated his already vitriolic rhetoric toward the media, savaging the press for unflattering coverage and, he feels, bias.