President Trump personally signed off on false statement claiming Don Jr.’s meeting was about adoption: report
President Donald Trump personally signed off on a statement provided Sunday by Donald Trump Jr., which insisted a meeting between the president’s eldest son and an emissary of the Russian government was a simple conversation about an adoption program.
Instead, as emails released in the days since prove, Trump Jr.—along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort—met with a Russian lawyer under the auspice of obtaining information that could prove damaging to then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. According to emails, Trump Jr. was aware the alleged information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Read the full report at the New York Times.