Friday, 17 August, 2018

Trump Mueller investigation: President could take LEGAL ACTION against any court demands

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Gerardo Duncan | 07 August, 2018, 15:47

Trump tweeted: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". At various times, they defended the meeting by claiming it was exclusively about worldwide adoption, said that they were doing standard opposition research, and even argued that they didn't get anything out of it so how can it be illegal?

He concludes the tweet by saying, "I did not know about it!"

It is his most direct statement so far on the reason for Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016.

Trump's eldest son confirmed the meeting in June 2016, but claimed the lawyer provided no useful information and eventually turned the subject toward policies on Russian adoption that had been curtailed in response to US sanctions.

Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unleashed on President Donald Trump and his elder son Don Jr. during Monday's opening monologue.

The U-turn was the U.S. president's clearest acknowledgement that the June 2016 meeting was aimed at getting damaging information on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Betraying no surprise or misgivings about the offer from a hostile foreign power, Trump Jr. replied: "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer".

Jimmy Kimmel congratulated President Donald Trump on "convicting himself" in the Russian Federation collusion investigation on Monday after the president posted tweets that the comedian says will come back to haunt him.

It was later reported that was false and the president was involved in constructing his son's misleading statement.

Trump Jr. has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember if he told his father about the meeting.

Team Trump initially claimed the meeting was about "adoptions". "You have to know you are doing something illegal and the courts would have to consider the opposition research from Russian agents a "thing of value" for campaign finance purposes".

The source told CNN Trump has been told his tweeting "only gives oxygen to the topic".

"Well, the question is, how would it be illegal?" "If this goes all the way up to this Supreme Court. this Supreme Court seems to make its decisions based on what Donald Trump and the Republican Party want, as opposed to precedents or the Constitution". Trump's lawyers acknowledged in a letter to Mueller's team in January 2018 that Trump dictated the response, according to the Times.

In one tweet, he declared the media the "Enemy of the People" and accused outlets of sowing division and distrust.

In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe.

Sekulow also downplayed comments made by the president's other attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who recently said that collusion is not a crime, calling them "rather unremarkable".

He called the "Fake" media "very risky and sick".

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