Sekulow: 'Obstruction of Justice by Tweet is Absurd

Trump attacks report that he’s worried about son’s exposure to Mueller inquiry

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday the infamous Trump Tower meeting that included his son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner was about obtaining information on Hillary Clinton, not adoption like he previously claimed.

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

He concluded by distancing himself from the meeting his son arranged, writing: "I did not know about it!" Trump unleashed particular fury at reports that he was anxious about the Trump Tower meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr. and other senior campaign officials.

The President also reiterated on Sunday his assertion that there was nothing improper in his son accepting a meeting with someone he believed to be a Russian government lawyer prepared to deliver him "dirt" on Clinton as part of a Russian campaign to support Trump.

A day later, the paper reported that Trump Jr. was promised damaging information about Clinton at the meeting.

Trump and Junior have both denied that the president knew about the meeting.

Jay Sekulow said the president's the legal team is still having ongoing discussions about whether an interview should take place, but he added the president may or may not take his attorneys' advice.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump has been brooding in private about whether his son unintentionally put himself in legal jeopardy by meeting with Veselnitskaya.

Giuliani says he doesn't know if Trump would pardon Cohen
Manafort faces a barrage of bank fraud and tax evasion charges in a case that is the first public test for Mueller's team. Trump has also asserted he didn't know about the meeting.


To make it look like there's something new here, the Times cites old statements, not by President Trump but by members of his team, that the meeting focused on subjects other than opposition research.

Whatever his explanation, Trump has consistently said he didn't know about the Trump Tower meeting.

As the investigation presses ever-deeper into Trump's potential ties to Russians involved in corrupting the USA presidential election, he can not stop changing his story.

"With the amount of cooperation that has gone forward it's hard for us to see why they need the president's testimony", Mr. Sekulow said. We can talk about all these questions of campaign finance law and possible defrauding of the United States.

What is new from the president's comments Sunday is his declaration that the meeting is "totally legal".

Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, said in 1999 that the Nixon case may have been "wrongly decided" in an interview with a publication called Washington Lawyer.

It was not clear where Mr Trump's theories are from but the idea of tree-clearing for fire prevention may have come from interior secretary Ryan Zinke, who advocated the idea in September.

Trump's tweet, however, conflicts with a statement that Trump Jr. released to the New York Times in July 2017, as the newspaper prepared to report about the meeting. "And I fear that the message that the Kremlin cares most about is what they hear from Donald Trump, and that is still one of denial and cover for the Russians". Dowd subsequently resigned from the Trump team. I want to take you back in time to try to tell you how we got here. "They can also cause War!" "They are very risky & sick!"

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