President's Attorney Defends Trump Jr: 'These Kind of Meetings Take Place'

On NBC's "Today", host Savannah Guthrie grilled Sekulow over Trump Jr.'s misstatements revealed by the emails. Trump Jr. on Saturday said the meeting primarily focused on adoption policy and was not related to the campaign.

Trump Jr. first acknowledged only that he had met with the Russian lawyer and discussed the Magnitsky Act, a USA law blacklisting Russians accused of human-rights abuses that Moscow retaliated to by barring Americans from adopting Russian children.

"It's not illegal", Sekulow said on ABC's "Good Morning America" when asked if Trump thought the meeting was inappropriate. However, a Cornyn aide said the senator believes Trump Jr. should testify before the intelligence committee. But one thing Twitter wants the president to know is that this is the real deal.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Trump's oldest brother is battling the media storm that has ensued following his release of a number of emails that seem to confirm at least one member of the president's family was aware of Russian forces' attempts to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's chance at taking the White House.

"It's not a violation of the law here", Sekulow insisted. "He puts them in his government computer, sticks them in his government desk and creates a memo that he leaks when he gets fired to a friend of his to go to the press for the sole objective he said under oath of obtaining a special counsel".

Sekulow acknowledged that Trump Jr. was representing the campaign in his meeting with the Russian lawyer, but he would not say that Trump Jr. lied to the New York Times. He did not mention that the meeting was arranged on the expectation he would receive damaging information about Clinton.

"This was a 20-minute meeting that took place out of thousands of meetings", he said when asked about Trump Jr.'s claim to the New York Times in March that he did not meet with any Russians while representing the campaign.

"I think that's overblown", Sen.

"There's no question that we've done it, and we'll probably do it a lot today", Cuomo said.

"We're now beyond obstruction of justice, in terms of what's being investigated". "This is moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason".

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