Advisors Reportedly Telling Trump to Stop Tweeting About the Trump Tower Meeting

Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice at Regent University in Virginia Beach Va

Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice at Regent University in Virginia Beach Va

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent".

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", Trump tweeted Sunday.

The meeting was attended by the president's son as well as Paul Manafort, then chairman of Trump's presidential campaign; Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and several Russians, including the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and their representatives.

That misleading statement, which the White House later admitted was drafted with the president's help, said the Trump Tower meeting was about a law governing adoptions from Russian Federation rather than a meeting to get negative information about Clinton.

Quickly, though, that explanation fell apart, and we learned that Trump Jr had actually been promised harmful information about Democrats, including Hillary Clinton.

The U-turn was the United States president's clearest acknowledgement that the June 2016 meeting was aimed at getting damaging information on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

"No, I did not", Junior responded when asked if he had informed his father of the meeting or of the offer he received from the Russians - dirt on Hillary Clinton - prior to the meeting.

Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Politico on Thursday that Trump and his lawyers will decide whether the President will meet with Mueller in a "week to 10 days", his latest estimate on when a final decision could come.

Any legal battle over whether the president can be compelled to testify could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said on ABC's "This Week".

U.S. media then reported that the USA president had been involved in the initial statement his son issued on the meeting.

Trump has denied he had any prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated that claim on Sunday.

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Political campaigns routinely pursue opposition research on their opponents, but not with foreign representatives from a country viewed as an adversary.

"[Donald Trump Jr.'s emails don't] tell you that he knew that it was illegal for him to accept it, and also it may not have been clear what the "it" was at the time".

It is, however, against the law for USA campaigns to receive donations or items of value from foreigners, and that June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya is now a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

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

The fusillade of tweets came from Bedminster, Trump's golf course, where he is ensconced in a property that bears his name at every turn and is less checked in by staffers.

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

"The question is how will it be illegal?"

But obstruction-of-justice cases are about proving that someone had "corrupt intent" when they took the actions they did. Trump, Jr., issued a second statement that read in part: "(T) he woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russian Federation were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Mrs. Clinton".

Sekulow said on Sunday his erroneous denial about Trump's involvement was a mistake based on "bad information". They purposely cause great division & distrust. "They are very unsafe & sick!"

Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller.

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