Eliason noted that Mueller is investigating Russian election activity and that Trump himself is not on the ballot, so the Justice Department rule of thumb about timing and elections may not apply in this case. It claimed that the primary goal of the meeting was to discuss adoptions, even though that's not why Trump Jr. took the meeting in the first place.
A day later, the paper reported that Trump Jr. was promised damaging information about Clinton at the meeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump, in the midst of a working vacation, unleashed a new barrage of attacks on the national news media Sunday, saying it was "very risky & sick!"
Mueller would have the option to issue a subpoena compelling the president to testify if Trump chose not to be interviewed.
The Post had reported that the statement to The Times was dictated by the president, though at the time Trump's lawyers denied his involvement.
As a reminder, the offer came to Trump Jr.by way of Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who knew the Trumps through the Miss Universe pageant. Sekulow asked on ABC News' "This Week," saying no laws prohibit campaign aides from meeting with foreign agents. The President claimed it was Hillary Clinton who had colluded with Russian Federation.
But "willfully soliciting a foreign contribution is a crime", Rick Hasen, a campaign finance expert and law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said in an email Monday. It's called opposition research or even research into your opponent.
"Let's be honest with the American people, there are irregularities in this investigation, the likes of which we have not seen", Sekulow added later. That explanation did not last very long because then emails about that meeting came out. The problem is as Trump's defenders want to say all the time except when they don't want to say it, collusion's not a legal term.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday he believes the president is so busy worrying about allegations of conspiracy and collusion against the Trump campaign that he refuses to concede that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election at all.
The President defended the meeting as "totally legal and done all the time in politics".
"None of this is normal or credible".
Trump's days of private anger spilled out into public with the Twitter outburst, which comes at a perilous time for the president.
Trump's legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, is expected to keep the negotiations going. His former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial is also underway and getting significant coverage.
"It depends on motives and knowledge at the time of the meeting".
Mirengoff explained that the Times is confusing the objective of the meeting - for Trump, getting the information about Clinton - with the focus of the meeting - "what the participants actually talked about". Dowd subsequently resigned from the Trump team.
In another, he expressed frustration with both the media and Mueller's probe. "I did not know about it!" the president tweeted Sunday morning.
However, Kavanaugh said in a speech at Catholic University in 2016 that U.S. v. Nixon was among a handful of cases that contributed to the "greatest moments in American judicial history" in which judges "stood up to the other branches, were not cowed and enforced the law". They purposely cause great division & distrust.
Trump was joined for his Saturday rally in OH by former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who departed the administration earlier this year.
"The president has been clear that he wants to interview", he said.
The weekend arson attacks came as Gaza's Hamas rulers were reportedly considering a long-term ceasefire deal with Israel. The coalition said Friday that the Swedish-flagged vessel, Freedom, was almost 60 miles (95 kilometers) off the coast.
CBN News' Heather Sells is in California covering the wildfires . "It's not good firefighting weather", Anderson said. Varney's radio wasn't communicating with headquarters, so his assistant relayed messages - until they lost contact.
Samar Badawi is the sister-in-law of Raif Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada and recently became a Canadian citizen. The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of activists that have been detained.
Victor Moses has insisted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates are looking forward to a successful season under Maurizio Sarri . Club director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy to secure Pedro's services for another year.
If the USA wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency . Also last month, China , which is Iran's biggest customer, said it did not accept unilateral sanctions against Iran.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed that Ben Woodburn has joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is renown for giving opportunities to youngsters to breakthrough into his first team.
Her closest friends and family, including ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama , have reportedly been by her side during her recovery. Demi Lovato has not released a statement of any kind, nor has she posted anything on social media since her apparent overdose .
However, it should be possible to get the documents to Senators much more quickly than the Archives review process permits. They said it didn't even include Kavanaugh's 300 cases as an appellate judge.
Georgia repealed a tax holiday last year, and the Massachusetts Legislature this year defeated a proposed holiday , Anklam said. According to the Texas Comptroller's Officer, the average shopper will save about $8 for every $100 spent.
Chennai born Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO
She will be replaced by Ramon Laguarta , the company's president, who will become the company's sixth CEO in its 53-year history. Laguarta, 54, was named president of the company in September a year ago and was tipped to succeed Nooyi.
Iran volatile on eve of U.S. sanctions
Iran's political class places huge emphasis on opposing the United States and its influence in the Middle East. I'm ready to meet whenever they want to.
Twenty killed as wartime plane crashes in Alps
The plane that crashed had its last maintenance check in late July, Waldmeier said, at which time no defects had been found. The plane was operated by Ju-Air, a Swiss company that offers tours with vintage former Swiss military aircraft.