He said that Trump's legal team is inclined "at this point" to advise Trump not to agree to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Veselnitskaya wanted the meeting so they could talk about lifting Russian adoptions and possibly lifting sanctions if Trump were to win the election, while Trump Jr. expected useful information against Clinton.
And as Trump and his allies have tried to discredit the probe, a new talking point has emerged: that even if that meeting was held to collect damaging information, none was provided and "collusion" - Trump's go-to description of what Mueller is investigating - never occurred.
President Donald Trump's attorney, Jay Sekulow, is blaming "bad information" on his previous claim that the president had no involvement in releasing a statement on Donald Trump Jr.
"I had bad information at the time and made a mistake in my statement", Sekulow said Sunday, noting that he had only been working for Trump a short time when he made the misstatement a year ago.
Trump has denied knowing about the meeting before it happened.
"The question is, how would it be illegal?" he asked.
Trump Jr. and his attorney have insisted he has always told the truth.
Lawyers described the statement as "short but accurate", according to The Post.
Sekulow added that he has "no knowledge" of the president's son testifying to the special counsel's grand jury or being told that he is a "target", which is an official designation the Justice Department would use to tell someone that they are likely to be indicted.
Trump earlier in the day tweeted that the Trump Tower meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr.
President Donald Trump singles out the media during his rally on August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa. The president told confidants that he doesn't believe that his son purposefully or knowingly broke any law, however he may have wandered into a legal mess.
'The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated?
The federal tax and bank fraud charges Manafort faces are not related to the Trump campaign but Manafort's close relations with Russians and a Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politician are under scrutiny in the trial. Mueller was appointed to take over the probe after the firing.
Both the Washington Post and Tapper have reported that Trump is indeed increasingly anxious about, as Tapper said today, Junior's "legal exposure getting in the Mueller probe".
An all-out trade war could overshadow Trump's otherwise solid economic record of low unemployment and stimulus-fuelled growth. China's finance authority released new sets of tariffs on 5,207 good imported from the US , ranging from 5 to 25 percent.
The police department said it would be holding a news conference later this week to give more information about the incident. APD confirmed that the juvenile inside of the home sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the deceased intruder.
She noted, in addition, that "collusion" with the Russians could be a type of criminal conspiracy - which certainly is a crime. Legal experts say Giuliani and Trump have a point: there is no federal law or statue making campaign collusion a crime.
The 30-second ad focuses on Trump's endorsement of DeSantis and makes light of how DeSantis believes in Trump's core promises. Trump claimed that Americans must present voter ID for "everything" other than voting, the Associated Press reported.
A truck and trailer similar to ones used in the past to move missiles was seen in one satellite photo, said the official. The factory reportedly produced two ICBMs, including the Hwasong-15 - a missile capable of reaching the US East Coast.
While Musk flaunted plans to get Tesla's fiscal house in order, he also might end up raising some capital after all. Tesla said its capital expenses would be slightly below $2.5 billion in 2018, less than last year's $3.4 billion.
Both the opposition and Western election observers have urged that presidential election results be released as soon as possible. Three people died from confrontation between the army and MDC Alliance supporters demanding their candidate be declared victor .
Africanews journalist Nyasha Mutizwa is from Zimbabwe and she's has been following up on the polls with our men on the ground. Estimated turnout was about 75% before polls closed on Monday evening after a peaceful day of voting.
For their first summer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be spending few weeks together before heading on to join the Queen . The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum - she watched with interest and was pleased with the result".
And despite the fact that the polar bear injured the guard, Twitter is furious that a threatened species was killed . He explained that usually, if a wild bear is seen, guards "shoot into the air" to scare the animal away.
Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent
Small businesses (one to 49 employees) grew by 52,000 jobs, while large businesses (500 employees or more) gained 48,000 jobs. The economy expanded at a 4.1 per cent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the strongest showing in almost four years.
Sarri not happy with Willian's delayed Chelsea return
Maurizio Sarri seems impressed by Hudson-Odoi and has stated that the player will be a part of the side for the upcoming campaign. The winger joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015 and has won the Premier League and FA Cup with the club.
Apple is the first $1 trillion company in history
As Bloomberg pointed out , the number of shares outstanding has been falling about 1.3% per quarter as Apple buys back its shares. Amazon's market cap stands at around $877 million, while Alphabet's is $851 million and Microsoft is worth about $822 million.
International Freedom Flotilla members remain detained by Israel
An activist group affiliated with the boat, the Al-Awda (The Return), said 22 people and a cargo of medical supplies were onboard. Local Palestinian reacted to the arrests by rioting, which were met with standard crowd disbursement methods by Israeli forces.
Paul Manafort's bank fraud trial begins in Virginia
Giuliani said he and Jay Sekulow, another Trump lawyer, had told the president: "This would be a very bad thing to do now". Some documents are necessary to show Manafort's connections with those consultants, prosecutors say.