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President Donald Trump on Sunday offered his most definitive and clear public acknowledgment that his oldest son met with a Kremlin-aligned lawyer at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign to "get information on an opponent", defending the meeting as "totally legal and done all the time in politics".

He said reports that he is concerned about the 2016 meeting his son had in Trump Tower are "fake news".

"I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", he said on ABC's "This Week" program, before continuing attacks on the integrity of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in US politics, a strategy Trump personally began from the time he took office.

On July 27, Trump said on Twitter that "I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr", in response to reports that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was ready to tell authorities that Trump had known.

President Donald Trump could end up testifying under oath in the Russian Federation probe, and that, over the course of the investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller, has unsettled Trump's defense lawyers.

According to the Washington Post, a Trump adviser said the president does not think his son broke the law on goal but fears he inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy'.

One part of the inquiry has focussed on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians.

Sekulow's vow comes as another member of the president's legal team - Rudy Giuliani - said negotiations on Trump sitting down with Mueller's team are wrapping.

Later White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had said the president weighed in, but didn't dictate a statement released in July 2017 on the meeting, which said the get-together was focused on Russian adoptions.

Trump, however, has maintained he had no prior knowledge about the meeting. Though the president tweet-claimed that the oppo-research was "totally legal and done all the time in politics", it thoroughly contradicts his earlier claims that the meeting was called to discuss American adoption of Russian orphans.

Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort were known to have attended the meeting with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The misdirection came amid a series of searing tweets sent from his New Jersey golf club, in which he tore into two of his favorite targets, the news media and Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible links between the president's campaign and Russian Federation.

This is one of several reasons Trump has upped his public attacks on Mueller, because he doesn't want him touching his family, the person adds.

Donald Trump posted what may be his most "problematic" Tweet to date, as the Washington Post called it, at least when it comes to his legal defense in the ongoing Russian Federation collusion investigation. This would make sense that Candidate Trump was aware, given the fact on June 7th, Candidate Trump said he was going to do a speech about Hillary Clinton's wrongdoings (the speech never happened). "But I think, look, if you get a subpoena, you file what's called a motion to quash", Sekulow told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

"The question is what law, statue or rule or regulation's been violated?" "Did I meet with people that were Russian?"

"I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", Sekulow said.

Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed the investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election. Others have said the meeting could provide clues to a broader conspiracy by Trump officials with Russians.

In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe.

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