President Donald Trump is being pushed to quit tweeting about the Trump Tower meeting that took place during the 2016 presidential election between some of his top advisers, and son Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, CNN reports.
The tweeting only keeps the sit-down relevant, advisers have told him.
The president started tweeting about the meeting after CNN reported that former lawyer Michael Cohen was ready to tell authorities that Trump did know about the sit-down, and then again following a Washington Post story that the president had privately been voicing concerns that Trump Jr. may have inadvertently gotten into legal trouble because of it.
“Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower,” Trump wrote on Sunday morning. “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”
Trump Jr. has insisted he never told his father about the sit-down but Cohen, who is now under federal investigation, is reportedly ready to testify the opposite.
“Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam,” Trump said of Cohen.
Cohen’s testimony would contradict the testimony and public denials of the president, his son, and other campaign officials. The meeting was also attended by Paul Manafort, then chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and several Russians, including the lawyer.
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