Wash Post: Trump Personally Dictated Misleading Public Statement Of Trump Jr. On Russian Meeting

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Washington_Post_buildingdonald_trump_president-elect_portrait_croppedThe Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump personally dictated the misleading statement issued by Donald Trump Jr. about his meeting with a Russian leader — a meeting that was expressly set up to received damaging information from the Russian government on Hillary Clinton.  The report that the President became personally involved in the statement — which inaccurately portrayed the meeting — is yet another example of an operation that has stumbled through scandal after scandal.  Where most Administrations would have actively insulated the President from any role in the statement, Trump directed events and dictated the four-line statement that would be issued by his son.

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