• News Alert: White House comments on Trump Jr.'s statement

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    President Donald Trump "weighed in" on a statement that was released after his son, Donald Trump Jr., was revealed to have met with a Russian lawyer in 2016, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.[1]

    "The statement that Don Jr. issued is true," Sanders said. "There's no inaccuracy in the statement. The President weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had."

    The New York Times initially reported in early July that Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort in Trump Tower in June 2016. Trump Jr. responded with a statement claiming the meeting was "primarily" about adoption and its relation to US sanctions on Russia under the Magnitsky Act.[2]

    But shortly after that first report, it was shown the initial statement was misleading. The Times reported that Trump Jr. accepted the meeting in hopes that it would yield damaging information on Hillary Clinton, but Trump Jr. said he received no information of consequence.

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