The Washington Postreported that Trump had expressed concerns in the past week about his son Donald Trump Jr's legal exposure from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere", he wrote. Trump repeated his previous claims that he did not know in advance about the meeting.
And Trump's lawyers grimace. Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the goal of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate. That initial statement said the meeting "primarily" involved a discussion of an obscure law governing American adoptions of Russians - not opposition research on Hillary Clinton.
The White House declined to comment regarding the President's concern about his son, instead referring questions to Trump's legal team, which did not respond to requests for comment.
Trump has repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation or any other wrongdoing. The surprising claim in Trump's tweet is that it is legal for a campaign to get information from a foreign entity about a political opponent.
The Trump Tower meeting also included Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, who is on trial over tax and bank fraud charges after being indicted by Mueller.
"When you look at a meeting that took place a year before - now two years ago - the question is, what law, statute, rule or regulation's been violated, and nobody's pointed to one", Sekulow added. This would make sense that Candidate Trump was aware, given the fact on June 7th, Candidate Trump said he was going to do a speech about Hillary Clinton's wrongdoings (the speech never happened). The events he is focusing on include the president's firing of FBI director James Comey and Trump's tweets, specifically the ones that have called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the investigation.
If Trump declines the interview and Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, it would spark a constitutional fight in the courts, Sekulow said. "I believe it's in the best interest of the president and of the United States of America and the American people for that investigation to run the course, for all the truth to come out".
While the president has not said much in public about his son's actions, it appears as if this is not at all the case in private. However, he said only Mueller can determine whether the evidence rises to the level of criminal activity that is "beyond a reasonable doubt". He told both NBC News and Russian officials visiting the Oval Office that he had done so because of the Russia investigation.
Mnuchin is more in favour of coming to an agreement that would bring about a reduction in the United States deficit. The White House has responded by saying Beijing's threats are weak and that the Chinese economy is in trouble.
It was gathered that the Arabic nation's production increased by 230,000 barrels daily in July to 10.65 million barrels per day. US crude oil imports averaged 7.75 million barrels per day last week, maintaining the levels of the previous week.
They didn't elaborate but later Putin said he agreed with Trump on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with the 1974 deal. Israel said the group was around 200m (656ft) from an Israeli fence in the zone, delineated by Israel and Syria in 1974.
Eden Hazard has sought permission from Maurizio Sarri to report late for Chelsea duty, the new Blues manager has revealed. Pep said of Sarri . "I think he [Pep Guardiola] is the best coach in the world right now, or one of the best", he added.
Sarri was less sure about the future of Courtois amid speculation that the goalkeeper wants to leave Chelsea and join Real Madrid. Meanwhile, FA Cup-holders Chelsea are starting the campaign under another new manager in Maurizio Sarri .
Boeing also connected the upper and lower domes of its Crew Flight Test spacecraft and attached its docking system in June. There will be at least eight astronauts announced tomorrow - each crewed test flight will have at least two astronauts.
In announcing the agricultural bailout last week, he urged farmers to "be a little patient" and support his trade strategy. The president never mentioned DeSantis's primary opponent - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam - by name.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is renown for giving opportunities to youngsters to breakthrough into his first team. Liverpool's final pre-season friendly will also be against a Serie A side, Torino, on August 7.
He still struggled to read which way Anderson was swinging the ball and the pace bowler found the edge of his bat four times. His nemesis on the previous tour, James Anderson, tested him to the hilt but this time Kohli came out on top.
He said it had its full annual service during the winter, and "we know of no technical problems with this aircraft". Police said Sunday they had determined that the 17 passengers and three crew members on board the plane all died.
She said the warning was for the lowest level of tsunami, and that small waves just 15 cm high were detected in three villages. Indonesia is an archipelago of thousands of islands, which sit on the Pacific Ring of Fire , a seismic activity hotspot.
Officials are lifting more evacuations across Shasta County as firefighters gain containment on a wildfire burning in the region. The Ranch Fire - the larger of the two - is 15 percent contained while the Ranch Fire is 50 percent.
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