Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

Trump also denied reports in the Washington Post and CNN that he was concerned his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., could be in legal trouble because of the meeting with the Russians, including a lawyer with Kremlin ties.

Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the goal of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate.

As he has in the past, Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. "They are very unsafe & sick!" he posted on Twitter. But his claims publicly and to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he never told his father about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian attorney promising dirt on Hillary Clinton have been contradicted by others in Trump's orbit.

However, he subsequently admitted he had agreed to the meeting after being told he would be offered information that would prove detrimental to Mrs Clinton.

Jay Sekulow, the president's attorney, denied the president was involved in drafting Trump Jr.'s initial statement that the meeting was about Russian adoptions.


That Sekulow had misstated the origin of the July 2017 statement provided to The New York Times and attributed to Donald Trump Jr. became clear earlier this year, in a leaked letter from Trump's legal team to Mueller's office.

Within a series of morning tweets making what has become a routine attack on the Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, Trump first denied Saturday's reports that he was anxious about his son being ensnared by the probe.

Previously, the Trumps pushed another explanation for the meeting, after having failed to disclosed it and denied anything of the sort had ever happened in the first place. 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.

The Trump Tower meeting also included Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, who is on trial over tax and bank fraud charges after being indicted by Mueller.

"The question is how will it be illegal?"


"I am comfortable in saying this: if there was evidence, strong evidence of collusion, I guarantee you it would have been leaked by now", the Republican senator said.

Sekulow also said that Trump has not decided whether he would voluntarily sit for an interview with US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 US election and any possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow officials.

President Trump is back at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, and this morning he released another flurry of tweets, including one about his son Don Jr.

"Let's be honest with the American people, there are irregularities in this investigation, the likes of which we have not seen", Sekulow added later.

'The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated? They described the statement, which had not mentioned that the Russian lawyer was expected to bring damaging information about Clinton, as "short but accurate". 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. "We are fully confident of the accuracy and reliability of the information that has been provided by Donald Trump Jr.in the various investigations".


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