US President Donald Trump has admitted his oldest son met a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer in June 2016 to collect information about his then political opponent Hillary Clinton, but argues it was legal.
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York City could constitute a breach of US election campaign rules, experts say.
On Sunday, several US news organizations reported that Trump was worried his son could be in legal trouble because of the meeting. They cited several unnamed sources.
“Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower,” Trump responded in a Sunday tweet.
“This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”, he added.
Trump’s latest tweet appears to contradict a previous statement from his son about the…