Earlier Sunday, the president ripped into recent media coverage, including reports in the Washington Post and on CNN that said he was anxious Mueller's prosecutors were circling too close to his son Donald Trump Jr., who had set up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, as well as other family members.
"Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower", POTUS tweeted. Well, well, would you look at that: the patented "how dare this Fox moron accuse me of smoking something other than premium cigars" tweet.
Until now Mr Trump had claimed that Donald Jr met Natalia Veselnitskaya and other Kremlin lobbyists at Trump Tower in June 2016 to discuss adoptions. As more details emerged, Trump Jr. released a new statement acknowledging there was an offer of potentially damaging information on Clinton and the Democratic Party, and he eventually published emails about the meeting.
Quickly, though, that explanation fell apart, and we learned that Trump Jr had actually been promised harmful information about Democrats, including Hillary Clinton.
The Trump team has argued that Mr Trump Jr ultimately did not receive any damaging information about Mrs Clinton at the meeting. "And I fear that the message that the Kremlin cares most about is what they hear from Donald Trump, and that is still one of denial and cover for the Russians".
President Trump appeared to change his story about the 2016 meeting, which is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, when he put out the tweet that Don Jr had met with lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.
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"The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation has been violated, and nobody has pointed to one", said Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, on ABC's "This Week".
His comments come after the president dismissed news reports Sunday that he's anxious about legal trouble for his son related to the special counsel's investigation, and renewed his attacks on the media.
But at the time, the Trump administration broke from the president's story when it maintained the focus of the meeting was related to policies about adoption of Russian children. I mean, they're calling it worse than contradictions obviously, ' she said.
It is common for United States politicians to research their opponents during a campaign. He said Mr. Trump continues to "cast doubt on whether he accepts the fundamental conclusion that Russian Federation intervened".
"The question is, how would it be illegal?" he asked. "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 legal team defended the statement as "short but accurate" in a letter sent to Mueller in January, as quoted in the New York Times. "They are very risky & sick!" And at a trio of rallies, he escalated his already vitriolic rhetoric toward the media, savaging the press for unflattering coverage and, he feels, bias.