President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation. He says the now-infamous June 2016 meeting was, quote, "to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics".
Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, responded to the president's tweet Sunday himself via Twitter, saying Russians offered damaging information on Mrs. Clinton and his campaign accepted their help.
Still, Trump's latest tweet is a stark acknowledgment that his son took a meeting with a Russian lawyer he believed would provide him with "dirt" on Clinton from the Russian government.
Mr. Sekulow also said if Mr. Mueller were to subpoena Mr. Trump, the question over whether a sitting president could be subpoenaed by a special counsel would likely go before the Supreme Court since the question has never been tested in the courts.
The President's attorneys at first denied Mr Trump's involvement in drafting the response to the Times.More news: Chelsea 'leading' Zaha race
Trump Jr. and other campaign figures, including Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, attended the meeting with high expectations.
Amid growing anger and confrontation in the political sphere, Trump has embarked on a weekly campaign speechmaking binge, drawing sustenance from an adoring fan base that is resentful of a Washington-centric establishment that is seen as letting it down in favor of immigrants, minorities, and foreigners.
Mirengoff explained that the Times is confusing the objective of the meeting - for Trump, getting the information about Clinton - with the focus of the meeting - "what the participants actually talked about".
Donald Trump rounded on a report on Sunday that he is anxious about son Donald Trump Jr's exposure to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia-collusion investigation. That happens when you have cases like this, said Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow on ABC's This Week. "It's called opposition research, or even research into your opponent", Trump said. Trump tweeted on Sunday. Federal campaign finance law makes it illegal for a campaign to accept a "thing of value", such as a financial contribution, from foreign nationals. Trump's lawyers - who are not in favor of any interview despite the President saying he wants to set the record straight with special counsel - are seeking to limit the interview to collusion topics. I want to take you back in time to try to tell you how we got here. On Monday night, Giuliani continued teasing the possibility of Trump talking with Mueller while attempting to severely limit the scope of their discussion.
'They purposely cause great division & distrust.
Mr Trump's tweet, however, conflicts with a statement that Mr Trump Jr released to the New York Times last July, as the newspaper prepared to report about the meeting. 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.
He called the "Fake" media "very risky and sick".