Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'

The president defended his son in a tweet on Sunday

Donald Trump defends Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower meeting

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere", Trump tweeted.

He concluded by further distancing himself from the meeting his son arranged, writing, "I did not know about it!"

Trump, his son, his lawyers and other administration officials have repeatedly said Trump did not know about the now infamous meeting, until news of it broke in July 2017.

President Trump took to Twitter Sunday to insist he is not concerned about potential legal questions surrounding his son Donald Trump Jr.'s involvement in a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians.

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.

This is something Trump has said regularly about the Trump Tower meeting, and something he has re-upped now that Michael Cohen is reportedly telling people that Trump did know about it.

Trump Jr respond.ed "I love it", when first offered the political "dirt" on Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

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There's been a lot of misinformation coming from team Trump over the famed Trump Tower meeting on June 9th, 2016, so here is a helpful thread laying out the timeline from trial lawyer, Max Kennerly.

The meeting between Donald Jr and Ms Veselnitskaya is being looked at as part of this probe. The veracity of which is challenged by campaign finance law that states it is illegal for a foreign national to "directly or indirectly, make a contribution or a donation of money or other thing of value".

Quickly, though, that explanation fell apart, and we learned that Trump Jr had actually been promised harmful information about Democrats, including Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin's latest Right Turn column on the Washington Post featured even more comments about Donald Trump's recent Twitter admission, and how it could lead to his prosecution. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination with Trump campaign aides. Any legal battle over whether the president can be compelled to testify could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said on ABC's "This Week".

The president's lawyers argue that the meeting, in and of itself, violated no laws.

President Donald Trump singles out the media during his rally on August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa. They described the statement, which had not mentioned that the Russian lawyer was expected to bring damaging information about Clinton, as "short but accurate".

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