Sanders: 'The President Weighed In as Any Father Would'

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 2, 2017

However, that statement was later proved to be misleading, as it was learned that Trump Jr. took the meeting only after he was promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

She mentioned a Russia-funded Bill Clinton speech in Moscow, as well as a uranium deal with Russian Federation that occurred while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. A misleading public statement could be used as evidence of corrupt intent, Sklansky said.

Moscow responded to the White House statement last weekend by ordering a reduction in the number of US diplomats in Russian Federation. Did Trump not tell Sekulow?

The following day, the president took to Twitter to defend his son. Why not just leave it alone, given that you are the president of the United States and that your son is a grown man? He was open, transparent and innocent.

A lawyer for the president responded to the Post's report, calling it "misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent". But that strategy reportedly didn't last long.

But within hours, at the president's direction, the plan changed.

On Monday the Washington Post reported that President Trump actually dictated the statement himself, which raises new questions about his attempts to cover up his campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation.

New details have surfaced suggesting President Donald Trump may have been behind his son's statement regarding his meeting with Russian officials. The July 8 New York Times story was a bombshell explicitly linking the Trump campaign to Russian Federation for the first time. What the statement conveniently leaves out is that the reason for the meeting was a promise via Goldstone of Russian-supplied negative information about Clinton.

If these reports are proved to be true, then it could place the president and his presidency under very tough spot.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill.

Meanwhile, Trump is likely to continue getting himself deeper and deeper into shit.

Trump Jr.'s response, of course, turned out to be untruthful. "Somebody can argue the president is saying he doesn't want you to say the whole truth".

The adviser added that Trump is increasingly acting as his own lawyer, strategist and publicist. In fact, Trump has persistently maintained that the investigation is a witch hunt.

Alan Futerfas, Donald Trump Jr's attorney, had "no comment" when reached Monday night by ABC News.

"The thing that really strikes me about this is the stupidity of involving the president", said Peter Zeidenberg, the deputy special prosecutor who probed the leak of Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame's identity.

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