With President Donald Trump apparently admitting on Twitter that his son, Donald Trump, Jr., met with Russian officials at Trump Tower in 2016 to get "information" on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said in a recent interview that the president could be prosecuted for collusion once he leaves office.
"Let's be clear: The idea that a lawyer for the President of the United States is coming forward and saying, "Hey, you know, I had bad information"..."
Trump has said similar things about the June 2016 meeting.
Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the goal of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate.
He defended calling the media "The Enemy of the People", and said journalists "purposely cause great division & distrust" and can "cause War!"
Sekulow added that he has "no knowledge" of whether federal investigators are probing one of the attendees of the meeting, Donald Trump Jr., even as critics charge that the secretive discussion might have run afoul of campaign finance law.
Mueller is in the midst of a 15-month investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, Trump campaign ties to Russia and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the investigation.
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"Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower", Trump tweeted".
Russian Federation has repeatedly denied claims it interfered in the November 2016 presidential elections, where Mr Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. But on Sunday, he essentially admitted, finally, that his son had indeed taken a meeting with a Kremlin-linked official in the hopes of colluding with the Russian government.
"Don Jr.is among the most likely targets". The surprising claim in Trump's tweet is that it is legal for a campaign to get information from a foreign entity about a political opponent.
He said: "You have to look at what laws, rules, regulations, statutes are purportedly violated here".
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First Daughter Ivanka Trump broke with her father's views of the media during an interview last Thursday when she said she didn't believe that.
At the time, Donald Trump Jr issued a statement explaining that he and the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya (pictured), had "primarily discussed a programme about the adoption of Russian children". 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.