My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

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CNN reported last week that Mueller has offered to reduce the number of obstruction-related questions Trump would be asked by investigators.

Emails arranging the meeting showed that Rob Goldstone, a former music publicist with ties to both Trump and Moscow, told Trump Jr. he had "official documents and information that would implicate Hillary [Clinton] and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father", which was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

US President Donald Trump admitted his son, Donald Jr (seen here), met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016.

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics", the president said. "I did not know about it!" the president tweeted Sunday morning.

It is common for U.S. politicians to research their opponents during a campaign.

Trump has said similar things about the June 2016 meeting.

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Sekulow also on "This Week" supported the president's claim that there was nothing legally questionable about Trump Jr. having the June 2016 meeting with the Russians.

The Trump Tower meeting was arranged by British music promoter, Rob Goldstone, who told Donald Jr that he had "information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".

"They talked about the adoption stuff which was actually a big thing at the time, but nothing happened", Trump said in July 2017 about the meeting. Last week, however, he adopted his lawyers' tactics and insisted "collusion is not a crime".

Russian Federation has denied allegations by United States intelligence agencies that it meddled and Trump denies collusion, describing the Mueller investigation as a political witch hunt. "You have to look at what laws, rules, statutes were really broken here".

He claimed the meeting was "totally legal" - questionable - and asserted he "did not know about it!" She also posited that the president's claim on Twitter that he was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting could be inessential to Mueller's probe in the light of the "false" statement from a year ago that claimed the meeting's objective was to discuss the adoption of Russian children.

Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post.

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Trump was not involved in drafting his son's misleading statement.

The federal tax and bank fraud charges Manafort faces are not related to the Trump campaign but Manafort's close relations with Russians and a Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politician are under scrutiny in the trial.

It has always been assumed Special Counsel Robert Mueller will want the President to testify in the investigation, but he has not yet officially ben asked.

'I would encourage people that are in the West Wing, if they think differently than the president, they should speak out, ' Scaramucci told CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday. Sekulow said this past weekend that he had been acting on "bad information" at the time.

Trump, his son, his lawyers and other administration officials have repeatedly said Trump did not know about the now infamous meeting, until news of it broke in July 2017.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin's latest Right Turn column on the Washington Post featured even more comments about Donald Trump's recent Twitter admission, and how it could lead to his prosecution.

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