President penned Trump Jr. 'misleading' text on Russian Federation meeting

President penned Trump Jr. 'misleading' text on Russian Federation meeting

President Donald Trump weighed in on the statement released after it was revealed his son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer in 2016, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.

The Washington Post reported that while travelling back from the G20 summit in Germany last month, advisers had planned for an open and truthful release of information before the meeting was released in the press.

Donald Trump Jr.'s initial statement on the meeting said, "We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government, but it was not a campaign issue at the time and there was no follow up". According to Trump Jr. and Kushner's version of events, the damaging information didn't materialize, and the Russians were more interested in discussing the potential repeal of the Magnitsky Act, which sanctioned certain Russian individuals accused of corruption and human rights abuses.

Details continued to emerge about who attended the meeting and for how long.

But, according to the Post, the president himself called an audible, dictating the statement that was eventually released - a far less forthcoming one that had to be changed multiple times in the days following its release.

A White House statement on Friday said President Trump "has now reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it".

"The president did not draft the response, the response came from Donald Trump Jr., I'm sure in consultation with his lawyer", Sekulow promised to CNN's Jake Tapper.

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Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Trump Jr., told the Post he had "no evidence" to support a theory about Trump's intervention in writing the statement and described the process of crafting it as "communal".

There's no way I can do justice to the deeply reported intricacies of The Washington Post report, which you must read in full.

It makes total sense that Trump who is obsessed with his media coverage would try to run a fake news operation out of the White House.

On July 28, Trump delivered a fresh "law and order" speech in Ronkonkoma, New York, where he praised ICE officers who were "rough" and suggested that police officers not protect suspects' heads when they are arrested. "There can be a legitimate allegation that there was an attempt to misled and the special counsel can say 'I want to know why'".

Meanwhile, Trump's team of personal lawyers is taking all manner of steps to discredit Mueller's office and the work they are carrying out.

It comes as Mueller has already expanded his inquiry to include the issue of whether or not Trump was engaging in a possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, having tried and failed to persuade the then director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian officials.

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