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Trump Dictated Misleading Statement On Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

President Trump personally dictated the statement regarding his son Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, saying they “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children,” several people with knowledge of the incident told The Washington Post Monday. This statement, sent to The New York Times before it ran a story about the meeting, was misleading, and it came out after more reporting that Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting after being told the lawyer had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Russian government. Several of the president’s advisers are now worried that he could be accused of covering up the meeting’s true agenda, the Post reports.

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