President Trump took to Twitter Sunday to insist he is not concerned about potential legal questions surrounding his son Donald Trump Jr.'s involvement in a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians. In the Twitter message, Trump claims that the meeting was "totally legal" and is "done all the time in politics". "I'm sure, I'm sure I did", Trump Jr.
The meeting has come under intense scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with a Russian effort to sway the 2016 election in the Republican's favour.
Trump Jr. has shifted his explanations for his Russian meeting.
Email released by Donald Jr. himself showed he had been keen on the meeting because his father's campaign was purportedly being offered potentially damaging information on Clinton.
On Sunday, one of the president's attorneys defended the 2016 meeting as something that would not have been illegal under any federal statute.
"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the President", Sekulow said on July 12, 2017.
Such testimony by Cohen, a longtime fixer for Trump, would contradict the testimony and public denials of the president, his son, and other campaign officials who've repeatedly said the president wasn't aware of the meeting until more than a year later.
Trump and his son have both said then-candidate Trump had no advance knowledge of the meeting and that the meeting itself was not useful to the campaign.More news: Elon Musk says sorry, starts acting like a real CEO
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Russian Federation to sway the White House race in his favour.
"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.
"I don't represent Don Jr., but I will tell you I - I have no knowledge at all of Don Jr. being told that he's a target of any investigation and I have no knowledge of him being interviewed by the special counsel", Sekulow said.
Marshall reported that during the private meeting, according to Trump himself, Putin brought up the Russian adoptions. Jay Sekulow asked on ABC News' "This Week", suggesting that there are no laws prohibiting campaign operatives from meeting and working with foreign agents. "You then misled the country about the objective of the Trump Tower meeting when it became public".
"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.
A senior Republican lawmaker on Sunday urged Trump to acknowledge to Americans that Russia's interference in US elections is still a threat, something Moscow denies.
This is another reason why Trump shouldn't meet with Mueller. "They can also cause War!"
Sekulow said the important thing was that Trump's legal team shared accurate information with the special counsel.