Meeting with Russia to gather information totally legal, Trump says
07 August, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Donnie King
President Trumpsaid on Sunday that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was created to "get information on an opponent" - the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement he dictated a year ago about the encounter was misleading.
Donald Trump Jr, along with his father, US President Donald Trump, and others in the administration have downplayed the importance of the meeting.
Donald Trump's admission that the meeting was actually about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton has led to new speculation that the president may have committed an impeachable offense. Additionally, Trump's longtime attorney and former fixer Michael Cohen is said to be prepared to testify that the President knew about the Trump Tower meeting ahead of time, sources with knowledge of the matter toldCNN.
U.S. media then reported that the United States president had been involved in the initial statement his son issued on the meeting.
GREENE: So has President Trump changed the story of this meeting? The surprising claim in Trump's tweet is that it is legal for a campaign to get information from a foreign entity about a political opponent.
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon have suggested that Trump, at a minimum, knew of the meeting soon after it took place.
Talks between Trump's lawyers and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have restarted in recent days, and it is not clear a deal will be struck, The Associated Press reported. Citing thousands of documents supplied by the White House and interviews of Trump aides, they said Mueller already's knows Trump's positions on the issues at hand.
At some point, Trump will have to say yes or no, and Mueller can move forward - possibly with a report, possibly with an unprecedented subpoena of a sitting president who refuses to provide testimony. Mueller is probing whether anyone connected with the president's campaign conspired with Russian Federation to tip the election in Trump's favor.
Trump's lawyers also eventually admitted that Trump Jr. initial statement claiming the meeting had been about adoptions and nothing more had been dictated by President Trump himself from Air Force One. Trump has publicly expressed a desire to be interviewed, but his lawyers have repeatedly objected to the investigators' proposals.
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