In a post to his Twitter feed early Sunday morning, Trump admitted for the first time that the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting involving his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a group of Russians including a Kremlin-linked lawyer, was meant to receive opposition research on 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
In a tweet about that report on Sunday, Trump said, "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere".
Sekulow also on "This Week" supported the president's claim that there was nothing legally questionable about Trump Jr. having the June 2016 meeting with the Russians.
One of the key concerns for Trump's lawyers is whether or not they should allow the president to sit with prosecutors led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal probe.
Trump, Jr. himself has offered conflicting statements about the meeting, telling Senate investigators in September that he wanted to "hear [the Russians] out" regarding their "information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate".
The Trump team has argued that Mr Trump Jr ultimately did not receive any damaging information about Mrs Clinton at the meeting. Whether it's the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, or private messages back and forth with Wikileaks, Don Jr.'s name continues to pop up in regards to the current Mueller probe.
"The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated, and nobody has pointed to one", saidJay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, on ABC's "This Week".
Sekulow said that the president had the authority under Article II of the U.S. Constitution to stop any investigation conducted by the Department of Justice.
Trump was responding to a Washington Post report this weekend that although he does not think his eldest son intentionally broke the law, he is anxious that Trump Jr. may have unintentionally stumbled into legal jeopardy and is embroiled in Mueller's investigation largely because of his connection to the president.
Trump, however, has maintained he had no prior knowledge about the meeting.
Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort were known to have attended the meeting with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
President Trump repeatedly insists there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and he will undoubtedly continue to maintain that. "He walks in. He wants to take over and make the deposition his deposition even though it is mine". "Did I meet with people that were Russian?" "And there was a lot of information that was gathering, and as my colleague Rudy Giuliani said, I had bad information at that time".
Sekulow also noted on Sunday that he himself had given a misleading statement a year ago when, on "This Week" and in other media appearances, he said Trump had nothing to do with the misleading statement given to the New York Times.
Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed the investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election.
"The president can't distinguish between any allegations of conspiracy against his campaign and the broader problem of Russian Federation continuing to interfere in our elections", Schiff said on CBS's "Face the Nation". "But, instead, the exact opposite message is being sent and that is: As long as the Russians interfere on Donald Trump's side in the midterms, (Russian President) Vladimir Putin can count on the president to never call him out". "Now, that's a different statement than saying that there's proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy", Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking member Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation" show on Sunday. "They can also cause War!"
Unnamed sources told TMZ Thursday and People Friday that the singer will begin treatment immediately after she is discharged. Demi experienced complications after her apparent overdose and remained in the hospital with extreme nausea and fever.
This will ensure that people will not be recommended photos and information banned by the Chinese government. It will automatically block any websites or searches that are not approved under the Great Firewall .
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President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global agreement on Iran's nuclear program and re-impose sanctions on Tehran . As an original signatory, the USA also pledged to waive secondary sanctions as long as Iran continued to abide by the deap.
The pastor denies the charges while United States officials have publicly insisted that Brunson is innocent and should be freed. Soylu also shrugged off Washington's move, saying the only business he had with the USA was the extradition of Gulen.
The identification process could take several years depending on the condition of the remains, Reuters reported . Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said some remains could turn out to be those of missing from other nations.
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But they entered a downward spiral in recent times when Israel intensified its bombing of military infrastructure in Syria. But Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman sounded more upbeat on Thursday as he described an Assad win as a given.
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