Sekulow: 'No Illegality' in Trump Jr.'s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

The news accounts described the president, with a light schedule Tuesday, as fuming while he watched news channel reports about Donald Trump Jr.'s email chain with an intermediary for the lawyer as they set up a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in NY. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history.

The e-mails offered the most concrete evidence to date that Trump campaign officials embraced Russian help to win the election, a subject that has cast a cloud over Mr Trump's presidency and spurred multiple investigations.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", read one email to Trump Jr. from Rob Goldstone, a former British tabloid writer, publicist and friend of the Trump family.

In the email exchange which was released by Trump Jr, the president's eldest son suggested he would "love" to get any dirt on Clinton.

Trump and his allies have sought to portray the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, set up by a business associate with ties in Russia, as nothing out of the ordinary and part of opposition research typical of presidential campaigns. However, he told Hannity that he "probably would have done things a little differently" regarding the meeting.

President Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday and said the president was not in any way involved in the meeting.

Veselnitskaya was asked specifically how the Trump aides that attended the meeting - including President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort - had gotten the impression that she had potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. "I wouldn't have even remembered it", Trump Jr. said. Trump Jr. said that Veselnitskaya did not reveal any substantive information, but instead wanted to use the meeting to discuss a discontinued adoption program.

In the emails, Goldstone wrote to Trump Jr. that the information "would be very useful to your father".

Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower on January 18, 2017, in New York City. "Someone has information about our opponent: Maybe this is something, I should hear him out".

Donald Trump Jr. described his 20-minute encounter with Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016, as "a total waste of time". And he said no, I did not.

"The meeting itself and what took place at the meeting doesn't violate the law. @WashTimes (Washington Times) states, 'Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump, '" said Trump.

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