Trump would have dictated the statement to her son

Trump would have dictated the statement to her son

The Washington Post dropped an absolute bombshell on Monday night: President Donald Trump dictated the initial statement from his son, Don Jr., regarding a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and publicist Rob Goldstone, who had promised the younger Trump dirt on Hillary Clinton's campaign courtesy of the Russian government.

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump himself dictated the statement.

In the statement, Trump Jr said the meeting had "primarily discussed a programme about the adoption of Russian children", not campaign issues.

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

Anonymous White House advisers said they had settled on a plan to be transparent about the meeting, only to have the president come in at the 11th hour and decide to try and withhold the whole truth. The problem of the Trump Tower meeting was known to Trump's inner circle after lawyers for Jared Kushner uncovered it during a security clearance review and it was debated back and forth among Trump senior staff about how best to handle the meeting.

President Trump's legal team responded saying the report in inaccurate.

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow, issued a statement in response to the Post report: "Apart from being of no effect, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent".

More news: Tillerson: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Trump reportedly decided that his son should tell the media that the issue of Russian adoption was discussed at the meeting, rather than any campaign issues.

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.

But the White House insistence appears to have done little to convince congressional GOP leaders to keep trying.

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

Said an anonymous adviser to the Post, "Now someone can claim he's the one who attempted to mislead".

"Like when you guys put somebody in the auto and you're protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, [at that point Mr Trump gestures at his head], don't hit their head and they've just killed somebody, don't hit their head, I said, 'You can take the hand away, okay?'"

Former FBI director Robert Mueller is probing, in his capacity as special counsel, the Russian Federation connection independently of the Senate panels. But "it could be relevant in determining whether something else the president did, like firing (former FBI Director James) Comey, was done corruptly".

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