President Trump has admitted for the first time that the goal of his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer before the 2016 elections was to gather information about his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
In addition, If Trump is subpoenaed by a special counsel investigating contacts between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russian Federation, his lawyers will attempt to quash it in court, one of Trump's lawyers said on Sunday.
While "collusion" is not mentioned in US criminal statutes, Mueller is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump coordinated with the Russians, which could result in criminal charges if they entered into a conspiracy to break the law, including through cyberhacking or interfering with the election.
Trump was responding to a Washington Post report this weekend that although he does not think his eldest son intentionally broke the law, he is anxious that Trump Jr. may have unintentionally stumbled into legal jeopardy and is embroiled in Mueller's investigation largely because of his connection to the president.
"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere".
One part of Mueller's inquiry and congressional investigations has focused on a meeting months before the November election in Trump Tower in NY between Russian officials, Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, and other campaign aides.
"I did not know about it!"
What did Donald Trump know, and when?
Democrats hammered away at the president's admission.
Another of Mr Trump's tweets over the weekend appears to have stirred trouble at...
Trump's lawyers and the White House have given conflicting accounts about whether Trump was involved in crafting Donald Jr.'s response to a New York Times article last summer revealing the Trump Tower meeting with the adoptions rationale.
Trump's tweet, however, conflicts with a statement that Trump Jr. released to the New York Times in July 2017, as the newspaper prepared to report about the meeting.
While originally Trump, a Republican, said the meeting was about adoptions, on Sunday he said on Twitter that it was about getting information on Clinton.
"You then misled the country about the goal of the Trump Tower meeting when it became public".
Why is the Trump Tower meeting controversial?
Political campaigns routinely pursue opposition research on their opponents, but not with foreign representatives from a country viewed as an adversary.
"I'd like to remind Mr. Trump that that ruling only says you can't be prosecuted while in office", Rubin explained.
Trump's critics immediately pounced on the new story, the latest of several versions of events about a meeting for which emails were discovered between the president's eldest son and an intermediary from the Russian government offering damaging information about Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. Working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a United States election could violate multiple laws, according to legal experts. Jay Sekulow asked on ABC News' "This Week", suggesting that there are no laws prohibiting campaign operatives from meeting and working with foreign agents.
U.S. media reported past year that some of the president's advisers feared the extent of the president's intervention could place him and some of his inner circle in legal jeopardy.
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