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READ: Donald Trump Tweets ‘This Was a Meeting to Get Information on an Opponent’

Points for honesty.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. walk out onto the North Portico of the White House while departing on a trip to Wyoming to attend a Make America Great rally, on July 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

An early-morning tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday is contradicting a statement he dictated on behalf of his son, Donald Trump Jr., last year regarding the infamous Trump Tower meeting between high-ranking members of the Trump campaign and Russian government liaisons.

A statement dictated by the President but released in Donald Trump Jr.’s name insisted that the topic discussed between Don Jr., Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Trump campaign advisor Jared Kushner and others was primarily Russian adoption.

Trump’s tweet this morning directly contradicts that story.

This tweet does line up more closely with uncovered email correspondence between Trump Jr. and Russian intermediaries. When promised dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian team, Trump Jr. responded: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

The president’s tweet is the most forthright statement yet on the motivations of the meeting, which is being scrutinized by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team as evidence of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Analysts on Twitter leaped to point this out.

The “totally legal” aspect of the tweet falls in lockstep with the latest spin in an ever-changing narrative put forth by the Trump administration.

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