February 2017 statement that "nobody that I know of" had any contacts with foreign entities during the election and previous similar statements from his campaign.

Continued Quigley, "He also ignores the fact that this event took place with the Russians, and Trump Jr. said, 'This is what we want, I love it, ' indicates that they were, this was a conspiracy to work with the Russians to attack the Democratic process".

He later admitted he accepted the meeting with Veselnitskaya in hopes of obtaining damaging information on Clinton, but said nothing came of it.

A day later, the paper reported that Trump Jr. was promised damaging information about Clinton at the meeting.

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.

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


The president also referred to the reports that he is concerned about the potential legal problems his son might face as "fake news" and a "complete fabrication".

Trump unleashed particular fury at reports that he was anxious about the Trump Tower meeting attended by Trump Jr. and other senior campaign officials. At various times, they defended the meeting by claiming it was exclusively about worldwide adoption, said that they were doing standard opposition research, and even argued that they didn't get anything out of it so how can it be illegal?

The president has denied knowledge of the meeting at his Trump Tower campaign headquarters in NY in the face of news accounts saying his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that he heard Trump's son tell his father in advance about the meeting.

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.

"And I'm going to say now on the record, they will never find any because there isn't any", he said.

On Monday, ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams warned that Trump's tweet could preview legal trouble for Junior.


The source told CNN Trump has been told his tweeting "only gives oxygen to the topic".

According to Law and Crime, Rubin, who is known for her Right Turn blog on the Washington Post, suggested on MSNBC's AM Joy that Trump should step down as president before he is forced out, and possibly ask Vice President Mike Pence to "pardon" him.

Trump has said similar things about the June 2016 meeting.

One of the president's personal lawyers said on Sunday that if Trump is subpoenaed by the special counsel, his lawyers will attempt to quash it in court. They purposely cause great division & distrust. Trump wrote. "They are very unsafe & sick!" And at a trio of rallies, he escalated his already vitriolic rhetoric toward the media, savaging the press for unflattering coverage and, he feels, bias.

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