Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting

  • Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting

Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting

While Trump has claimed since taking office that "no collusion" occurred between his campaign and Russia and that Mueller was conducting a "witch hunt", Trump's acceptance of Russian help has been out in the open since the final month of the 2016 campaign.

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was "totally legal" and "done all the time in politics".

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

President Trump asserted that the Trump Tower meeting was a routine part of politics and was "totally legal and done all the time". "I did not know about it!" the President tweeted.

Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that Trump was allegedly anxious about his son getting wrapped up in Robert Mueller's investigation as a result of the Trump Tower meeting.

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. According to the Washington Post, a White House advisor, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has stated that President Trump has told friends and fellow advisors that he is fearful that his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., may have put himself in legal jeopardy.

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".

On July 27, Trump said on Twitter that "I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr", in response to reports that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was ready to tell authorities that Trump had known.

He later admitted he accepted the meeting with Veselnitskaya in hopes of obtaining damaging information on Clinton, but said nothing came of it.

"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the President", Sekulow said on July 12, 2017.

Both President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have said Russia did not interfere in the U.S. election.

This was initially denied by Mr Trump's team, but his lawyers later confirmed that he had in fact dictated his son's statement.

"I think there's plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight". "That happens when you have cases like this". "When you look at a meeting, George, that took place ... now two years ago, the question is, 'What law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated?' Nobody's pointed to one". Working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a USA election could violate multiple laws, according to legal experts.