Sanders says Trump's police brutality joke wasn't about police brutality

President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on February 28th 2017

The report certainly caused headaches Tuesday for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who pushed back against the report, saying Mr. Trump "didn't dictate" the statement and that there was "no inaccuracy" in the initial statement that was made.

He dictated a statement from Trump Jr. that said his son mainly talked about the adoption of Russian children during the June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, according to the Post.

The statement read that the meeting, which took place inside Trump Tower in NY, had been used to discuss the adoption of Russian children, but it emerged that the gathering had been initially planned as a way of finding damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

After that statement was released to The New York Times, the newspaper followed up with a story revealing that Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting after being offered information about Clinton.

There are now so many inquiries, "it's become genuinely hard to keep up with all the different government investigations related to his presidential campaign's ties to Russian Federation and its attempts to sway the 2016 election", Vox reports.

Some advisers worry that Trump's action could spell legal jeopardy, the Post reported. They joined him at the meeting, which was attended by a lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin, a former Russian intelligence officer and a gentleman who was once the subject of a congressional inquiry into an enormous Russian money-laundering operation. But according to a new report by the Washington Post, that statement was false.

In defending his son, Trump said: "I think from a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting..."

Trump Jr, Kushner and Manafort have all been questioned by U.S. investigators into whether there was collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign. Similarly, Trump Jr.'s lawyer Alan Futerfas said, "I have no evidence to support that theory" regarding Trump dictating the statement.

The discussions among the president's advisers consumed much of the day, and they continued as they prepared to board Air Force One that evening for the flight home.

"Now someone can claim he's the one who attempted to mislead", the source told the Post. In his mind, they said, there is nothing to hide. The much deeper motive behind Trump's personal involvement is his obsession with killing the Russian Federation scandal.

One of Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow gave a one sentence reply to the Post's requests for comments on the story.

"I have nothing to add to this", a White House official said Monday when asked about the speech and the criticism Trump received, declining to go on the record.


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