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President Urged to Stop Tweeting on Trump Tower Meeting Between Advisers, Russians

President Urged to Stop Tweeting on Trump Tower Meeting Between Advisers, Russians

"If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr. responded.

"Because he's going to be prosecutable as soon as he leaves office, so put a pin in that", she added.

Trump tweeted Sunday that recent reports suggesting the president is concerned about his son Donald Trump Jr.'s legal fate were a "complete fabrication", before offering a new interpretation of his son's June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. "But, instead, the exact opposite message is being sent and that is: As long as the Russians interfere on Donald Trump's side in the midterms, (Russian President) Vladimir Putin can count on the president to never call him out".

Mueller is in the midst of a 15-month investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, Trump campaign ties to Russia and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the investigation.

"The tweet was terrible for Trump and a gift to prosecutors in several respects", Rubin opined. Trump repeated his previous claims that he did not know in advance about the meeting. Trump's former adviser Roger Stone, embroiled in his own controversy, has even tried to blame the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his decision to meet with Russians during the campaign.

And Trump once again defended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, in which his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer saying it was "totally legal", and that he had not known about it.

"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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President Donald Trump has been urged to stop tweeting about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump's top advisers and several Russians, a source familiar with discussions tells CNN. The President's lawyers had previously offered the special counsel written answers to obstruction questions and limiting the interview to matters before his presidential inauguration, which are largely confined to collusion.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the president "certainly didn't dictate" the statement.

"Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent", Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump, Jr., issued a second statement that read in part: "(T) he woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russian Federation were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Mrs. Clinton".

Sekulow also noted on Sunday that he himself had given a misleading statement a year ago when, on "This Week" and in other media appearances, he said Trump had nothing to do with the misleading statement given to the New York Times. Trump's lawyers acknowledged in a letter to Mueller's team in January 2018 that Trump dictated the response, according to the Times. Trump has seethed against what he feels are trumped-up charges against his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose trial began last week and provided a visible reminder of Mueller's work.

"I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", Sekulow said on ABC's "This Week".

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