Trump Admits Donald Trump Jr Called Him Before the Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Lawyer

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President Donald Trump’s Rose Garden speech on Wednesday was notable largely just because it was so absurd, but he also dropped a piece of information about the infamous Trump Tower meeting before the 2016 election for the first time.

The president suggested that an opposition research firm was behind the Trump Tower meeting, told the press that they should be “ashamed” of themselves and announced that he won’t work with Democrats until they stop investigating him.

But, at one moment, the president said that his son, Donald Trump Jr., called him just before the famous Trump Tower meeting in which he met with a Russian lawyer.

Trump was talking about the meeting and the phone calls that were made around the time that had been scrutinized by Mueller’s team. The president said, “[Donald Trump Jr.] had the meeting and he called me and he had the meeting after.”

Here’s that admission:

This is just another revelation in the long string of disclosures about that meeting. At first, President Trump told Reuters that he didn’t know about the meeting until the New York Times broke a story on it.

When the Times wrote that story, Trump Jr. released a statement. At first, the president said that he had nothing to do with the statement but, finally, the White House admitted that he at least helped his son put the statement together.

Then, in the summer of 2018, Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen said that the president knew about the meeting in advance.

The meeting is important because it took place in the summer of 2016, only a few months before the election and because Trump’s then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner were both in the meeting. Kushner struggled to get a security clearance because he lied about his contacts with foreign officials

But, Wednesday is the first time that the president said that he talked to Donald Trump Jr. before he went into the meeting.

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Monica holmes
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Monica holmes

My husband told our kids for every lie you tell you have to tell 3 more and you can’t keep up … but when you tell the truth there’s nothing to remember

Alan McCall
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Alan McCall

Why not just admit to all kinds of crimes (not just conspiracy)? A) what’s one more; and B) there are no consequences here in Lawless Land.”

Greg
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Greg

Alex Thomas, you’re either an idiot or a liar. Definitely not a journalist.

General Confusion
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How so, Greg?

“[Donald Trump Jr.] had the meeting and he called me and he had the meeting after.” King Donald The Loser

I am confused. Those were his own words of admission.

Rudy
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Rudy

I’m trying to defend the guy so no one get butthurt about this, but when he says the part about Don Jr. calling him, he’s clearly referring to accusations. He just got done saying who they found out was called. That’s why he says the part about no one admitting they were wrong except two little lines.

Yes, it’s nearly impossible to follow his incoherent rambling, but it’s also dangerous to put out an article like this if you can’t fully grasp what he’s trying to say.

Greg's Raging Bile Duct
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Greg's Raging Bile Duct

I notice you haven’t explained why he’s wrong, rather you just hurl insults. Pretty typical of Trumpists or astroturfers that can’t handle the truth.

PhilipE
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PhilipE

Explain please.

Tom
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Tom

Where is the lie? I see a video of Trump saying his son called him, and then had the meeting after. Then I see an accurate account summarizing the slow drip of information released about that meeting over the last 2 years.

Keith
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Keith

The report includes a video that shows the President saying exactly what the reporter claims he said. Is the video fake too?

Normal
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Normal

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