A Trump Coverup? President Drafts Misleading Letter about Son's Meeting with Russians

Donald Trump joke Donald Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Donald Trump joke Donald Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The New York Times initially reported in early July that Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya along with Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, who has a senior role in the White House, and Paul Manafort, who was campaign chair at the time, in Trump Tower in June 2016. He wanted the statement to say that the meeting had been initiated by the Russian lawyer and primarily was about her pet issue - the adoption of Russian children.

Emails released later by Trump Jr. show the meeting was suggested to the campaign as a way to deliver damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton. In an unscripted rant, Trump said police shouldn't be "too nice" with suspects as they're placing them in the backs of police cars. Kelly is experienced in working the Senate from his days as the Marine Corps commandant's legislative assistant (2004-07), and he 's going to find extreme unhappiness with this White House's approach to policy, messaging, strategy and tactics.

The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.

US President Trump has reportedly told members at his Bedminster golf club that the historic presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is "a real dump". It cited multiple sources. Trump Jr. never mentioned the meeting. He also released the email exchange that brought about the meeting.

"To be clear, of course, the statement that Don Jr. issued that was dictated by the president, according to the Post, was misleading", Tapper said. "It came from Donald Trump Jr".

At that time, his father was the presumptive Republican nominee and heading towards an election fight against his Democratic rival. The information was offered as part of "Russia and its government's support" for the Trump campaign.

"I said, you can take the hand away, OK?" he concluded, to laughter and applause.

And Philadelphia's former police commissioner Charles Ramsey condemned Trump's comments on CNN's "New Day" Monday.

Today, the president's lawyer told ABC News about the new report: "Apart from being of no effect, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent".

"I mean, I wouldn't have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff".

"This was. unnecessary", said one of the president's advisers, who like most other people interviewed for this article spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

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