Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'


In an angry tweet yesterday morning, however, he attacked the "Fake News" media reports that he was concerned about his son's role.

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere", Trump tweeted.

He concludes the tweet by saying, "I did not know about it!"

On July 11, 2017, Trump Jr. released what he said was the "entire email chain" of his conversations setting up the disputed meeting with the Russian attorney, showing what appeared to be an offer to provide information that would "incriminate" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

"The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated and nobody has pointed to one", Sekulow said Sunday. 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.

And Trump in his tweet Sunday repeated his assertion that he had no advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting.

Earlier Sunday, the president ripped into recent media coverage, including reports in the Washington Post and on CNN that said he was anxious Mueller's prosecutors were circling too close to his son Donald Trump Jr., who had set up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, as well as other family members.

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

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Quickly, though, that explanation fell apart, and we learned that Trump Jr had actually been promised harmful information about Democrats, including Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. spoke by phone several days before the meeting with a caller who had a blocked number, but said he didn't recall who the person was and didn't know if his father used a blocked number.

What did President Trump say?

Federal law, Section 30121 of Title 52, states that it is a crime for a foreign national to contribute money or other items of value to an American election, as well as making it illegal for an American to solicit such a contribution.

One of the names at the center of the Trump/Russia scandal, which continues to pop up, is the President's eldest son Donald Trump Jr.

With the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) maintaining that presidents can't be prosecuted while still in office, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said Trump's collusion admission could mean he'll be at risk of jail time after leaving office. They purposely cause great division & distrust. "They are very unsafe & sick!" he posted on Twitter.

In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe.