Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

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President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.

Calling the reported concerns a "complete fabrication", the President acknowledged that the meeting was accepted on the premise that Trump Jr. would get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Trump caused a major media uproar over the last few days, not only because he admitted Donald Trump Jr. took the meeting to get dirt on his political opponents, but also because the two repeatedly denied that the meeting was held for that goal.

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

The US President has been facing growing pressure over the meeting between Donald Trump Jr and Kremlin-linked Natalia Veselnitskaya, which took place at Trump Tower in NY in June 2016. It was later revealed that Trump Jr. and others in the Trump campaign met with a Russian lawyer on the promise of receiving information damaging to Hillary Clinton.

Continued Quigley, "He also ignores the fact that this event took place with the Russians, and Trump Jr. said, 'This is what we want, I love it, ' indicates that they were, this was a conspiracy to work with the Russians to attack the Democratic process".

His newest tweet is the closest he has come to admitting the meeting's goal was to seek dirt on Clinton from the Russians.

Jay Sekulow, the president's attorney, denied the president was involved in drafting Trump Jr.'s initial statement that the meeting was about Russian adoptions.

"They talked about the adoption stuff which was actually a big thing at the time, but nothing happened", Trump said in July 2017 about the meeting. Trump has repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation or any other wrongdoing.

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As the investigation presses ever-deeper into Trump's potential ties to Russians involved in corrupting the USA presidential election, he can not stop changing his story. "Smoke only premium cigars and I hope this idiot is not a lawyer because if he is he should sue his Law School", Giuliani tweeted.

Trump's tweet came in response to a widely covered report in the mainstream media over the weekend.

His comments were part of a broader Twitter rant Sunday, which also included a tweet falsely claiming the press "purposely cause great division & distrust". He added that "as long as the Russians interfere on Donald Trump's side in the midterms, Vladimir Putin can count on the president to never call him out".

And they said Trump Jr., Kushner and White House staffers had made a "full disclosure" about that session to Mueller and Congress.

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.

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

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

The admission is a significant departure from Trump's previous statements regarding the controversial meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer.

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