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.
Transcript Reveals Why Don Jr. Agreed to Meet With That Russian Lawyer in Trump Tower and It Sure Sounds Like Collusion
The Senate Judiciary Committee released nearly 2,000 pages of transcripts of interviews they conducted with some of the players in meetings that took place between members of the 2016 campaign for President Donald Trump and Russian representatives.
With so many pages to weed through, the story is continuing to evolve. But so far it is not looking good for Donald Trump Jr.'s reputation and integrity.
On Sunday, on NBC's Meet the Press, the White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant to the President, Marc Short, stated the Trump administration's doubts about the legitimacy of a Special Counsel appointed to head the Russia investigation.
Short was specifically responding to a question about a Tweet made by President Donald Trump on Friday. In his Tweet, the president seemed to question whether a "Special Council" (sic) should exist if former FBI director James Comey was involved in any part of the process.
Donald Trump's Lawyers Have Some Demands for Robert Mueller in Exchange for an Interview With Trump, and Good Luck With That
President Donald Trump continues to be very vocal on Twitter about his feelings on the Russia probe headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It is no secret the president wants the investigation to end.
In multiple Tweets, the president criticized the amount of time the investigation has taken. Now the Trump legal team hopes to exploit Mueller's desire for an interview with the president to Trump's advantage.
Special counsel Robert Mueller announced a grand jury had indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. The defendants, according to an indictment released by the Department of Justice, reveals that the defendants allegedly conducted "information warfare" against the United States to help Donald Trump win.
By early to mid-2016, the filing states, the defendants were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ... and disparaging Hillary Clinton." The organization, known as the Internet Research Agency LLC, "sought, in part, to conduct what it called 'information warfare against the United States of America' through fictitious U.S. personas on social media platforms and other Internet-based media."
Fox News' Shepard Smith Explains to Donald Trump Exactly Why the Russia Investigation Is Not a 'Democratic Hoax'
Founders of the Firm Behind the Trump Dossier Just Made a Major Accusation Against Congressional Republicans
In an oped piece for the New York Times, Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the research firm Fusion GPS, which collected the so-called Steele Dossier on President Trump, asked Congress to release transcripts of their 21 hours of testimony regarding Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In the scathing piece, they accuse Republicans in Congress of covering up the truth about the dossier and Trump's Russia ties.