Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

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Trump Jr has been under scrutiny by Mueller and his team for his alleged role in organizing a meeting in June 2016 at Trump Towers with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on his father's opponent Hillary Clinton.

While "collusion" is not mentioned in USA criminal statutes, Mueller is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump coordinated with the Russians, which could result in criminal charges if they entered into a conspiracy to break the law, including through cyberhacking or interfering with the election.

He said reports that he is concerned about the 2016 meeting his son had in Trump Tower are "fake news".

Trump tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.

Trump is denying he's concerned about the infamous Trump Tower meeting attended by his son, claiming it was "totally legal and done all the time in politics" while adding 'I did not know about it'.

Such testimony by Cohen, a longtime fixer for Trump, would contradict the testimony and public denials of the president, his son, and other campaign officials who've repeatedly said the president wasn't aware of the meeting until more than a year later.

"The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated and nobody has pointed to one", Sekulow said Sunday.

"The question is how would it be illegal?" Trump seems to be arguing against his own point by assuring us that he had nothing to do with this meeting, which - oh, by the way - was totally on the up-and-up. "Nobody's pointed to one".

Another of Mr Trump's tweets over the weekend appears to have stirred trouble at...

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Trump's admission that his son's 2016 Russian meeting was to get information on Clinton runs counter to the narrative he has previously pushed about the meeting.

Trump has denied he had any prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated that claim on Sunday.

What did Trump say?

Trump's July 2017 comments came before we knew he was involved in drafting that initial misleading response; now Trump is in the public record as having authored it.

Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post. Not only has Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly said that Trump did, in fact, know about the meeting in advance, as Inquisitr earlier reported, but just two days before the meeting, Trump announced that he planned a major speech serving up damaging information on Clinton.

Sekulow said that the president had the authority under Article II of the US Constitution to stop any investigation conducted by the Department of Justice.

President Donald Trump began his Sunday morning with media-bashing tweets so virulent - the "enemy of the people" are "very unsafe & sick!" and "can also cause War!" - that journalists and the Sunday morning Beltway programs immediately struck back.

In one tweet, he declared the media the "Enemy of the People" and accused outlets of sowing division and distrust. Veselnitskaya wanted the meeting so they could talk about lifting Russian adoptions and possibly lifting sanctions if Trump were to win the election, while Trump Jr. expected useful information against Clinton.

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

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