02 Agosto 2017 15:00
The meddling and misinformation just doesn’t stopUS President Donald Trump is once again under scrutiny for ‘weighing in’ on his son’s potentially explosive meeting with a Russian lawyer. The White House has confirmed that Trump did play a role in writing a misleading statement about the occurrence. On Tuesday, nouveau press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contradicted the president’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, who stated that he wasn’t involved in any way. ‘The statement that Don Jr. issued is true,’ Huckabee Sanders said at the daily press briefing. ‘There is no inaccuracy in the statement. The president weighed in as any father would.’ A Washington Post report shook the White House (yet again) on Monday by revealing that Trump had dictated a statement which denied the significance of a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., aides Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last year. Huckabee Sanders claimed ‘he certainly didn’t dictate. But he weighed in, offered suggestions, like any father would do.’
[caption id="attachment_5816" align="aligncenter" width="387"] Donald Trump (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)[/caption]Unfortunately for Trump and his deceptive inner circle, the relationship between father and son becomes a lot more complicated when you’re the president of the US, and your son is potentially interfering with the democratic process of elections. In fact, that’s called a crime. Trump Jr. found himself at the heart of a political bombshell when it was revealed, in a series of New York Times reports, that he agreed to take a meeting with a Kremlin-affiliated lawyer to obtain damning information, courtesy of the Russian government, about Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election. He initially claimed Veselnitskaya simply wanted to talk about sanctions relating to an adoption policy and said that he didn’t even know the identity of the person he would be meeting. But he then later admitted that he was promised information about Clinton before the meeting, but that ‘no meaningful information’ was obtained. The president’s son was then forced to release an email chain that showed he was explicitly told about an effort by the Russian government to help Trump’s campaign. The White House has insisted that Trump knew nothing about the meeting even though it took place in the Trump Tower in Manhattan while he was there.