Donald Trump’s lawyers have acknowledged that the US president “dictated” the first misleading statement about his son’s controversial 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower.
“You have received all of the notes, communications and testimony indicating that the President dictated a short but accurate response to the New York Times article on behalf of his son, Donald Trump Jr.,” the letter said, according to The New York Times.
“His son then followed up by making a full public disclosure regarding the meeting, including his public testimony that there was nothing to the meeting and certainly no evidence of collusion.”
The letter largely focused on defending Trump from a potential subpoena for testimony and asserted executive powers that would protect the president from the ongoing Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump Jr. had attended the meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower in June 2016 after he was…