Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

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It is, however, against the law for US 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.

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. In the Twitter message, Trump claims that the meeting was "totally legal" and is "done all the time in politics". As we now know, Trump Jr. later acknowledged that it clearly wasn't just about adoption.

The report alleged Trump is increasingly anxious about his eldest son becoming ensnared in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

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The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump has been brooding in private about whether his son unintentionally put himself in legal jeopardy by meeting with Veselnitskaya.

Since that point, it has resulted in charges against 32 individuals and three Russian companies and five guilty pleas, including those from Trump's deputy campaign chairman and his initial national security adviser.

Sekulow's vow comes as another member of the president's legal team - Rudy Giuliani - said negotiations on Trump sitting down with Mueller's team are wrapping.

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USA media then reported that the U.S. 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.

The infamous meeting was thrust back into the spotlight last month after Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, alleged Trump approved the meeting.

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President Trump repeatedly insists there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and he will undoubtedly continue to maintain that.

"The question is, how would it be illegal?" he asked.

"If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr. responded.

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Sekulow also said that Trump has not decided whether he would voluntarily sit for an interview with US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 US election and any possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow officials. Last week, Trump's national security team said Russian Federation was behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in November 2018 congressional elections. Her unannounced presence raised some eyebrows as Hicks has been interviewed by Mueller and was part of the team of staffers that helped draft the original statement on the Trump Tower meeting. "When you look at a meeting, George, that took place ... now two years ago, the question is, 'What law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated?' Nobody's pointed to one". Working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a USA election could violate multiple laws, according to legal experts. Paul Manafort, who ran Trump's campaign at a crucial time leading into the Republican National Convention, is now on trial on charges concerning his previous business activities that grew out of Mueller's probe. 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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