Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on

07 August, 2018, 15:46 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Trump attacks report that he’s worried about son’s exposure to Mueller inquiry

I think the president is under the belief that if he said something is legal, then it must be legal.

The Trump Tower meeting was arranged by British music promoter, Rob Goldstone, who told Donald Jr that he had "information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".

"I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", Sekulow said. He also released the email exchange that brought about the meeting. The Russian attorney at that meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has close ties to the Kremlin. Just days after the Trump Tower meeting, WikiLeaks announces that it has that information, and has those emails on Hillary Clinton.

"So one thing that's illegal is for the foreign entity to make the contribution".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations by USA intelligence agencies that his government meddled and Trump denies collusion, describing the Mueller investigation as a political witch hunt that should be shut down.

At minimum, the meeting raises counterintelligence concerns for investigators trying to determine foreign efforts to penetrate an American political campaign or sway public policy.

"It depends on motives and knowledge at the time of the meeting". We can talk about all these questions of campaign finance law and possible defrauding of the United States. Trump's tweet reveals that he lied past year when he personally dictated a statement, released by his son, Donald Trump Jr., which claimed the meeting was mostly about USA adoption of Russian children. The statement does not mention that he was promised damaging information about Clinton.

The self-contradictory and legally questionable nature of Trump's claims prompted his own advisers to beg him to stop tweeting about the incident. "If this goes all the way up to this Supreme Court. this Supreme Court seems to make its decisions based on what Donald Trump and the Republican Party want, as opposed to precedents or the Constitution". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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He initially denied he met with any Russians on behalf of the campaign and now he admits the meeting was to get damaging information about Clinton.

In December, Donald Junior told House Intelligence Committee members that he had been in touch with Hope Hicks, who was on Air Force One with the president at the time, and she advised him on the statement. File Photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower".

The Post reported a few weeks later that Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement had been "dictated" by Trump.

Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post. Dowd subsequently resigned from the Trump team.

From there, the case would end up bouncing around the courts, Sekulow said.

In a tweet early Sunday morning, Trump said the meeting was arranged "to get information on an opponent", and is "totally legal".

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", Trump tweeted from his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey.

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