My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

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Kimmel went on to highlight a few of the president's almost 50 tweets from over the weekend, including one where he admitted that his son, Don Jr., met with Russians to get "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

As he has in the past, Mr Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin.

Trump calling the meeting "totally legal" and "done all the time" in politics'.

He concluded by further distancing himself from the meeting his son arranged, writing, "I did not know about it!" Veselnitskaya wanted the meeting so they could talk about lifting Russian adoptions and possibly lifting sanctions if Trump were to win the election, while Trump Jr. expected useful information against Clinton.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday there is "plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight" regarding the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "Did I meet with people that were Russian?"

Another of Mr Trump's tweets over the weekend appears to have stirred trouble at...

Asked on Sunday why he had denied the president's involvement, one of Trump's lawyers Jay Sekulow told ABC that "I had bad information at that point".

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the president "certainly didn't dictate" the statement.

"The number one concern of his right now has to be that statement to Congress from Don Jr. that Donald Trump didn't know about the meeting".

Legal experts have often pointed to a possible violation of federal election laws, which ban taking anything of value - which could include information on a political opponent - from a foreign government trying to influence a US election.

But at the time, the Trump administration broke from the president's story when it maintained the focus of the meeting was related to policies about adoption of Russian children.

President Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow vowed to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if special counsel Robert Mueller's team tries to subpoena the president as part of the Russian Federation investigation. "And so the ability for his attorneys to be able to make the arguments they need to make on his behalf, as I've told him for a long time, is what he should permit them to do".

"Citing multiple sources, the Times reports that Trump Jr. Willfully soliciting a foreign contribution is a crime", Rick Hasen, a campaign finance expert and law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said in a statement. They described the statement, which had not mentioned that the Russian lawyer was expected to bring damaging information about Clinton, as "short but accurate".

And if you're Robert Mueller and you're looking at whether Trump obstructed justice, you've now got even more evidence of a clear attempt to mislead the public and obscure the truth. Trump wrote. "They are very risky & sick!"

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