'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

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In a tweet about that report on Sunday, Trump said, "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere".

Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the goal of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", Trump tweeted Sunday.

One part of the inquiry has focussed on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians. While originally Trump, a Republican, said the meeting was about adoptions, on Sunday he said on Twitter that it was about getting information on his election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

If U.S. President Donald Trump is subpoenaed by a special counsel investigating contacts between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russian Federation, his lawyers will attempt to quash it in court, one of Trump's lawyers said on Sunday.

The Trump camp maintains that it doesn't matter anyway, because information on Clinton was never delivered by the Russians, or received by the campaign, in the meeting.

"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the president", Sekulow claimed in July 2017.

Trump, his son, his lawyers and other administration officials have repeatedly said Trump did not know about the now infamous meeting, until news of it broke in July 2017.

This was initially denied by Mr Trump's team, but his lawyers later confirmed that he had in fact dictated his son's statement. The surprising claim in Trump's tweet is that it is legal for a campaign to get information from a foreign entity about a political opponent.

Mr. Trump has said he would like to talk to Mr. Mueller, who is investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election.

If Trump declines the interview and Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, it would spark a constitutional fight in the courts, Sekulow said.

He repeated that he had not known about the meeting in advance.

The Trump administration has previously stated the meeting was about a fight over allowing USA families to adopt children from Russian Federation.

Sekulow also noted on Sunday that he himself had given a misleading statement a year ago when, on "This Week" and in other media appearances, he said Trump had nothing to do with the misleading statement given to the New York Times.

Trump's tweet came in response to a widely covered report in the mainstream media over the weekend.

When the meeting was first reported by the New York Times, Donald Trump Jr said in a statement that he and Ms Veselnitskaya had mostly discussed a suspended programme for Americans to adopt Russian children.

Despite a show of force from his national security team this week as a warning against future Russian election meddling, Trump again deemed the matter a "hoax" this week.

President Trump denies any collusion. "They can also cause War!"

In an interview on ABC News' "This Week", Sekulow cited the president's most recent post calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "stop this rigged witch hunt", saying it is well within Trump's constitutional rights.

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