A meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 that was organized by Donald Trump Jr. with Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton is of particular interest to special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators probing whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the election.
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.
"I think it's very important to point out that in a situation like this, you have- Over time, facts develop", he said later, adding: "I agreed to go on your network and others days within being retained on this and had a lot of information to process, I got that one wrong". "I did not know about it!"
President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow says if special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas the president, they will fight him all the way to the Supreme Court. As the Inquisitr has noted, Trump Jr. himself released the emails that led to the meeting, in which he was promised information that "would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father". Not only has Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly said that Trump did, in fact, know about the meeting in advance, as Inquisitr earlier reported, but just two days before the meeting, Trump announced that he planned a major speech serving up damaging information on Clinton.
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.
The Post had reported that the statement to The Times was dictated by the president, though at the time Trump's lawyers denied his involvement.
Sekulow also dismissed reports the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., is in trouble because of Mueller's probe.
Sekulow ― whose career has made him an expert on school voucher and religious freedom cases, not criminal law - claimed that meeting with Russians tied to their country's government with the goal of getting assistance to win a USA election was not illegal. At the time, Trump and his White House had falsely claimed that he had only offered his input into the crafting of the statement.
Manafort is now on trial for unrelated bank and tax fraud charges as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and Sekulow said that to his knowledge, Trump Jr.is not the target of a federal probe stemming from the meeting.
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"Well, the question is, how would it be illegal?"
Trump Jr. and his attorney have insisted he has always told the truth.
"I don't represent Don Jr., but I will tell you I have no knowledge at all of Don Jr. being told that he's a target of any investigation, and I have no knowledge of him being interviewed by the special counsel", Sekulow said Sunday.
Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post.
The president's lawyers argue that the meeting, in and of itself, violated no laws.
President Trump is back at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, and this morning he released another flurry of tweets, including one about his son Don Jr. "You have to look at what laws, rules, statutes were really broken here".
Sen. Rubio drew the ire of conservatives and Trump supporters in July when he said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did nothing wrong by spying on Trump's campaign advisor, Carter Page.
In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe.
Zeitz, an attorney who deposed Donald Trump in an eminent domain case in the 1990's, explained the president's disposition under oath in an interview with CNN's Randi Kaye that aired Sunday.