Donald Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russian Federation over 'election meddling'

Trump son's statement on Russia lawyer meeting was 'true': White House

The White House is responding Tuesday to a Washington Post report saying President Trump dictated Donald Trump Jr.'s statement on his meeting with a Russian attorney during the 2016 presidential election.

According to the Post, Trump Jr. initially planned to release a statement with the full truth about the meeting as soon as the news broke, but President Trump chose to say the meeting focused on adoptions instead.

Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow dismissed the Post's report, saying, "Apart from being of no outcome, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent".

Trump Jr later released a string of emails showing the meeting with the Russian lawyer had been set up in a bid to acquire damaging information about rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The younger Mr. Trump invited Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law and now a senior adviser at the White House, and Paul J. Manafort, then the campaign chairman.

TheHill.com reports that during Monday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated work on the promised $1 trillion infrastructure package will likely be delayed until next year, after the legislature takes care of tax reform.

"The president did not draft the response", Sekulow said.

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Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, who has been handling inquiries into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, had previously denied Trump's involvement in drafting the initial statement.

Trump worked with aides on the statement on Air Force One while returning to the US from the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg on July 8.

"We note there is a certain contradiction in the statements being voiced in the White House".

A combination photo of Donald Trump Jr. "I'm sure his lawyer was involved, that's how you do it", he said.

In the days that followed, it emerged there were multiple other people in the room that Trump Jr. had not mentioned, including a lobbyist/former Soviet military officer and a Russian property developer. In a second statement accompanying his signing of the legislation, Trump called some of the provisions in the legislation "clearly unconstitutional".

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