Trump ‘Personally Dictated’ Son’s False Statement About Meeting With Russian Lawyer: report
According to a report published by The Washington Post Monday, President Donald Trump “personally dictated” Donald Trump Jr.’s misleading statement about a meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer.
Last month, Trump Jr. claimed the meeting was primarily about Russian adoption. However, he conveniently left out at least four other participants —the idea was crafted on Air Force One and “signed off on” by the president, The Washington Post reports.
“This was . . . unnecessary,” a Trump advisor who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Post. “Now someone can claim he’s the one who attempted to mislead. Somebody can argue the president is saying he doesn’t want you to say the whole truth.”
“Trump doesn’t think he’s in any legal jeopardy, so he really views this as a political problem he is going to solve by himself,” the source said.