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Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russia attorney statement, White House says

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russia attorney statement, White House says

According to the Post, Trump Jr. initially planned to release a statement with the full truth about the meeting as soon as the news broke, but President Trump chose to say the meeting focused on adoptions instead.

The New York Times reported the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investigate and sue universities if its civil rights division deems white applicants were discriminated against due to affirmative action.

In a statement last week, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Congress' almost unanimous approval of the sanctions bill indicates that "in certain circles" of USA politics "Russophobia and the course of open confrontation with our country have become entrenched".

Over the next few days, accounts of the meeting shifted, and Donald Trump Jr. eventually released emails showing he took the meeting because it carried the promise of compromising information about Clinton, information linked to the Russian government. But after a complete denial from his legal team that the president was involved at all, the White House confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Trump did weigh in on his son's statement about that controversial meeting.

The comments seem to confirm that Trump participated in the drafting of the statement on Air Force One and contradict past statements from Trump's attorneys denying that he had any involvement.

The adviser's fears don't appear to be misplaced.




Trump's desire for better relations with Moscow has been hamstrung by findings of US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered to help the Republican against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Vice-President Mike Pence said the bill showed Trump and Congress were speaking "with a unified voice".

Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" the same day, Mr. Sekulow said: "The president didn't sign off on anything".

Mr Trump Jr then posted the emails online. "The response came from Donald Trump Jr. and - I'm sure - in consultation with his lawyer".

CUOMO: The one over the weekend that the President's team was helping with.

"That White House is a real dump", he said. "But, you know, he - like I said, he weighed in, offered a suggestion".

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