Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians

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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.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", Trump tweeted from his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey. He said he was not aware of Trump Jr. facing any legal exposure.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". "Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam", Trump said of Cohen. At that time, Russian officials were under U.S. sanctions.

- President Donald Trump's legal team is preparing to respond to special counsel Robert Mueller regarding the possibility of an interview, Rudy Giuliani told CNN Monday. "When you look at a meeting, George, that took place ... now two years ago, the question is, 'What law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated?' Nobody's pointed to one". In that statement, Trump Jr. indicated that the meeting had been "primarily" about the issue of the adoption of Russian children by Americans.

"I'd like to remind Mr. Trump that that ruling only says you can't be prosecuted while in office", Rubin explained.

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He later told CNN: " The hacking is the crime". "The president didn't hack", Giuliani said. "He didn't pay them for hacking". Guy Benson bluntly asked whether Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting .

"The president should be straight forward with the American people about the threat to our election process that Russia, Putin in particular, is engaged in is on going", Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on CNN's "State of the Union" show. 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.

On July 11, 2017, Trump Jr. released what he said was the "entire email chain" of his conversations setting up the disputed meeting with the Russian attorney, showing what appeared to be an offer to provide information that would "incriminate" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

President Trump has repeatedly denied that his campaign worked with Moscow, saying "No Collusion!"

Asked on Sunday why he had denied the president's involvement, one of Trump's lawyers Jay Sekulow told ABC that "I had bad information at that point". They purposely cause great division & distrust. 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.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin's latest Right Turn column on the Washington Post featured even more comments about Donald Trump's recent Twitter admission, and how it could lead to his prosecution.