As he has in the past, Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin.
Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Politico on Thursday that Trump and his lawyers will decide whether the President will meet with Mueller in a "week to 10 days", his latest estimate on when a final decision could come. Trump Jr.'s admission contradicted his father's February 2017 statement that "nobody that I know of" had any contacts with foreign entities during the election and previous similar statements from his campaign. Trump Jr. initially claimed in a statement - which the president dictated himself - that he had "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" during the "short introductory meeting".
Sunday's tweet was Trump's clearest statement yet on the goal of the meeting, which has become a focal point of Mueller's investigation even as the president and his lawyers try to downplay its significance and pummel the Mueller probe with attacks.
Sekulow said on Sunday that he had been mistaken earlier due to "bad information."
The Trump administration has previously stated the meeting was about a fight over allowing USA families to adopt children from Russian Federation.
If you've got no real concern about legal exposure from the meeting, why distance yourself from it? That's key to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Former New Jersey Governor and Trump ally Chris Christie, meanwhile, offered a more tempered defense of the president's tweeting Sunday on ABC.
Ingraham questioned Don Jr. on the conflicting explanations for the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower held between members of the Trump campaign and a Kremlin-tied lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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Gordon and Butina exchanged emails in September and October 2016, just ahead of the presidential election, The Post reports. Gordon "would be an excellent addition to any of the U.S./Russia friendship dinners to occasionally hold", Erickson added.
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According to Law and Crime, Rubin, who is known for her Right Turn blog on the Washington Post, suggested on MSNBC's AM Joy that Trump should step down as president before he is forced out, and possibly ask Vice President Mike Pence to "pardon" him.
Some have argued that the Trump Tower meeting involved the illegal exchange of a "thing of value" with foreign nationals for campaign finance purposes, although the extent to which information sharing can legally constitute a "thing of value" is unsettled. "Nobody's pointed to one".
CNN reports that other recent tweets from the president, including those attacking special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russian Federation investigation, didn't trigger the same warnings from Trump's staff.
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 Trump Tower meeting also included Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, who is on trial over tax and bank fraud charges after being indicted by Mueller.
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.