Trump dictated misleading statement on Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting

Trump dictated misleading statement on Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting

US President Donald Trump allegedly personally dictated a statement that was later issued by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., in which the president's son claims he had met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to discuss adoption, US media reported.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred CNN to Trump's outside counsel for a response to the report.

Shunning the guidance of lawyers, and overturning the view apparently reached by Kushner and his team of advisers that a full and frank accounting should be made, Trump reportedly dictated a statement on board Air Force One as he was flying back to Washington from the G20 summit in Germany.

Trump Jr released e-mails in July that showed he eagerly agreed previous year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father. Trump has repeatedly expressed disappointment since Sessions recused himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and into contacts Russian officials may have had with Trump campaign associates.

According to the Washington Post, advisers worry Trump's involvement in the statement "leaves him needlessly vulnerable to allegations of a cover-up".

Details continued to emerge about who attended the meeting and for how long.

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The Washington Post first reported on Monday night the news that the president had dictated the messaging.

In defending his son, Trump said: "I think from a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting..."

"It was... unnecessary", said the Post, an advisor to president on condition of anonymity.

Remember that first claim about how Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump tower was about adoption and ultimately inconsequential? Trump Jr.'s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, said in a statement to the Post that his client was "fully" and "absolutely" prepared to make a "fulsome" statement.

On July 28, Trump delivered a fresh "law and order" speech in Ronkonkoma, New York, where he praised ICE officers who were "rough" and suggested that police officers not protect suspects' heads when they are arrested.

A great day at the White House! In his mind, they said, there is nothing to hide. The fact that Trump assumed that he could engineer this mini-coverup and the truth would never get out, both about the meeting itself and about his role in misleading the public about it, shows just how deluded he is about how his own White House works. But "it could be relevant in determining whether something else the president did, like firing (former FBI Director James) Comey, was done corruptly".

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