The younger Mr. Trump had testified to lawmakers that his father never knew about his meeting in June 2016, which took place to potentially get dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump has been urged to stop tweeting about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump's top advisers and several Russians, a source familiar with discussions tells CNN.
He concludes the tweet by saying, "I did not know about it!"
Trump unleashed particular fury at reports that he was anxious about the Trump Tower meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr. and other senior campaign officials. Veselnitskaya wanted the meeting so they could talk about lifting Russian adoptions and possibly lifting sanctions if Trump were to win the election, while Trump Jr. expected useful information against Clinton.
Trump's admission that his son's 2016 Russian meeting was to get information on Clinton runs counter to the narrative he has previously pushed about the meeting.
Amid public uproar over the meeting, the president's son was forced to release follow-up statements, ultimately acknowledging that the meeting's true goal had been to get dirt about Hillary Clinton from a lawyer he had been told was working for the Russian government.
Trump's July 2017 comments came before we knew he was involved in drafting that initial misleading response; now Trump is in the public record as having authored it.
The president also referred to the reports that he is concerned about the potential legal problems his son might face as "fake news" and a "complete fabrication".
In that statement, Trump Jr. indicated that the meeting had been "primarily" about the issue of the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
Trump, Jr. himself has offered conflicting statements about the meeting, telling Senate investigators in September that he wanted to "hear [the Russians] out" regarding their "information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate".
'We're going to see if we could reconnect with Donald Trump Jr. on all this, because we can't seem to hear him, ' Ingraham told her listeners. "And I have to say, I love it!" The veracity of which is challenged by campaign finance law that states it is illegal for a foreign national to "directly or indirectly, make a contribution or a donation of money or other thing of value".
Trump attorneys say both sides have exchanged proposals for conditions for such a Trump interview.
Whatever his explanation, Trump has consistently said he didn't know about the Trump Tower meeting.
He defended calling the media "The Enemy of the People", and said journalists "purposely cause great division and distrust" and can "cause War!"
Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , like Trump a long-time opponent of the accord, congratulated him on the new sanctions. German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung was first to report Daimler's retreat from Iran earlier on Tuesday.
Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he will hold talks with Thibaut Courtois this week about his future at Chelsea FC. Chelsea defender David Luiz insists they can handle the absence of AWOL teammate Thibaut Courtois .
It's clear that both players are waiting for other numbers to be made available before they have their official numbers confirmed. Adam Lallana believes this is the season that Liverpool have to take the next step and finally win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp .
Pompeo discussed the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson , who has been in custody in Turkey since 2016 on terror charges. The United States has also been seeking the release of three locally employed embassy staff detained in Turkey.
Long before Seagal and Putin became buds, the dual citizen tried in jest to influence the Russian president's reputation overseas. According to Seagal's own website, the 66-year-old has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation for over a decade.
This accounted for 35 percent of Iranian exports last month, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg . USA officials last week said Iran carried out a similar exercise, though Tehran did not immediately acknowledge it.
The basketball star recently opened an I Promise School for low income and at-risk kids in OH , inspired by his own upbringing. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan , the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, remained staunch on Washington's push for fairer trading conditions with China. The question is what other tools the two countries may use, once they have no more goods upon which to impose tariffs.
Unnamed sources told TMZ Thursday and People Friday that the singer will begin treatment immediately after she is discharged. Lovato was found unconscious in her bed her Hollywood Hills home following a night of partying on July 24.
James was speaking out Monday in his first public comments since leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Lakers. The I Promise School , which is part of the Akron Public Schools , opens Monday for 240 third- and fourth-graders.
Facebook wants more bank data to rebuild trust with users
But word Facebook is fishing for financial information comes amid concerns it has not vigilantly guarded private information. Shares in the social network have regained some ground and rose 4.4 percent to close at $185.69 on Monday.
Why Talking With Iran Is So Tricky For The US
The report said a protest was taking place in Karaj, 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Tehran, when someone fired from a auto . Global sanctions were lifted under the pact between world powers and Tehran in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to come with headphone jack
The short clip promotes the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 by running through the various Note iterations over the years. There will be different storage variants in Galaxy Note 9 , starting with 64GB, 128GB and 512GB.
US President Donald Trump claims ID needed to buy groceries
Augustine, and now, as the president of the United States, Trump returned the favor. "I want to thank our farmers", Trump said. Clearly that was a misspeak, but Democrats say it shows how out of touch the president is with real Americans.