President Trump dictated son's misleading statement

In the initial statement, Trump Jr. said that the meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya focused primarily on adoption and did not touch on the campaign.

"The statement that was issued was true and there were no inaccuracies in the statement", she said.

It later emerged that during that fateful meeting in June past year, Mr Trump Jr, Mr Trump's son-in-law, Mr Jared Kushner, and then campaign manager Paul Manafort met a Russian government attorney who an intermediary claimed had incriminating information about Mr Trump's rival, Ms Hillary Clinton.

Golf.com reports that during a recent visit to his New Jersey golf club (which Trump has visited four times since his inauguration), the president told fellow members the reason why he frequents his own properties.

This echoes what Republicans said in mid-July when Senator John Thune (S.D.) said, "I'd like to see infrastructure get done".

However, this account is misleading (at best), as Trump Jr.

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The Guardian reports that Richard Painter, ethics lawyer under George W. Bush (lol), says that Trump's involvement very much constitutes an obstruction of justice. The bill's bipartisan support ensured a veto proof majority, effectively forcing Trump to abandon his conciliatory approach toward Russian Federation by signing the legislation.

The Washington Post reported on Monday evening that Trump made the move while he was flying home from Germany where he attended the G20 summit on July 8.

The meeting cast further into doubt claims by Trump and his associates that his campaign had no involvement with Russian Federation during the campaign amid an alleged effort by Moscow to influence the election.

Donald Trump Jr. with his father, Donald Trump, on the night of the Iowa Caucus in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 1, 2016.

"It seems a bit odd the president of the United States comes in and drafts this statement that is just factually wrong about the content and context of that meeting and this seems to be a pattern of constantly trying to take the public's attention away from anything that deals with Russia", Mr. Warner told CNN.

Sekulow did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Adam Floyd