Trump Dictated His Son’s Response To Russia Meeting

On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany last month, President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign – a disclosure the advisers knew carried political and potentially legal peril.Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the president was involved after reports he personally dictated his son’s comments. Trump himself brought up the Russian Federation investigation as a reason for firing Comey, and the president has recently criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions-who was a campaign surrogate-for recusing himself from matters related to Russian Federation.A White House statement on Friday said President Trump “has now reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it”. Sanders appeared to take an issue with her tone, calling on her and adding “since you said my name so politely”.”The Democrats want to continue to use this a PR stunt, and they’re doing everything they can to keep this story alive in the papers every single day”, she said/ “The president, the American people, they voted America first, not Russian Federation first”.The multiple investigations into the alleged meddling by Russian Federation into the US presidential election as well as leaks to the media continue to dog the Trump administration.The reports about Mr Trump Jr’s statement came in the midst of further turmoil at the White House.Meanwhile, White House officials say the president is aiming for a business tax rate of 15%.The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.Donald Trump Jr.’s misleading statement about his June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer was dictated by President Trump, several sources told The Washington Post.The president applauded his son’s “transparency” after he released the email exchanges on July 11.Leigh Ann Caldwell writes on how Trump’s threat to allow Obamacare to collapse spells big trouble for the GOP.A lawyer for the president issued the Washington Post with a curt statement: “Apart from being of no effect, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent”, Jay Sekulow said.Detective Stephen Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, a union representing Cleveland’s rank-and-file police officers, told CNN there is “unwavering” support for Trump from law enforcement agencies across the country. After several high-profile figures have resigned due to the possibility of #Russian involvement including former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, quitting after Trump asked him not to pursue the case whilst suggesting he could lose his position if he were to continue with the probe. The New York Times first disclosed details of the meeting that took place in July 2016, and also included Jared Kushner, and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard”. The blunt removal was made on the first day of the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, who has vowed to introduce the kind of discipline that the West Wing has been sorely lacking.