Advisors Reportedly Telling Trump to Stop Tweeting About the Trump Tower Meeting

Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer

Until now Mr Trump had claimed that Donald Jr met Natalia Veselnitskaya and other Kremlin lobbyists at Trump Tower in June 2016 to discuss adoptions.

The meeting took place in Trump tower in NY, and the president originally claimed it concerned the issue of global adoptions.

President Trump asserted that the Trump Tower meeting was a routine part of politics and was "totally legal and done all the time". "I did not know about it!" the President tweeted.

Sunday's tweet was Trump's clearest statement yet on the objective of the meeting, which has become a focal point of Mueller's investigation even as the president and his lawyers try to downplay its significance and pummel the Mueller probe with attacks.

"Most important, Trump confirmed that the meeting with Russians was created to obtain something valuable - previously undisclosed dirt on Hillary Clinton".

However, legal experts say that Mr Trump Jr could fall foul of campaign finance laws, which prohibit accepting anything of value from a foreign government or foreign national.

If, indeed, Mueller is attempting to build an obstruction case against the president using his tweets, talking off-the-cuff in this way is not helpful to Trump.

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Trump has denied he had any prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated that claim on Sunday.

President Trump doubled down on his stance, proffered previous year, that pursuing damaging information on Hillary Clinton was the focus of a questionable 2016 meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin.

Trump then particularly went after recent reporting about Robert Mueller's probe into possible links between his campaign and Russian officials, particularly stories on how he may be concerned about his eldest son's legal exposure.

Donald Trump Jr, along with his father, US President Donald Trump, and others in the administration have downplayed the importance of the meeting. "But I think, look, if you get a subpoena, you file what's called a motion to quash", Sekulow told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. This would make sense that Candidate Trump was aware, given the fact on June 7th, Candidate Trump said he was going to do a speech about Hillary Clinton's wrongdoings (the speech never happened).

That Sekulow had misstated the origin of the July 2017 statement provided to The New York Times and attributed to Donald Trump Jr. became clear earlier this year, in a leaked letter from Trump's legal team to Mueller's office.

He defended calling the media "The Enemy of the People", and said journalists "purposely cause great division and distrust" and can "cause War!"

"The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated and nobody has pointed to one", Sekulow said Sunday. "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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