Trump's hand in crafting Don Jr's misleading statement 'has become a focus' of Mueller's probe: report
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump (Photos: Screen capture and AFP)

Robert Mueller is focusing his special counsel investigation on a meeting abroad Air Force One last July, which resulted in a misleading statement about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between top Donald Trump campaign officials and Russian nationals with ties to the Kremlin.


As the New York Times reports, that meeting “has become a focus” of Mueller’s inquiry—specifically about Trump’s role in crafting that statement. Mueller is also reportedly zooming in on current White House Communications Director Hope Hicks’ role in that meeting.

Mark Corallo, who served as a spokesman for Trump’s legal team, is reportedly planning on telling Mueller’s team that Hicks once pledged emails from Donald Trump Jr.—where the president’s eldest son expressed interest in “dirt” on Hillary Clinton—“will never get out.”

Hicks denied she made such a remark.

“As most reporters know, it’s not my practice to comment in response to questions from the media. But this warrants a response,” Hicks’ lawyer, Robert Trout, said. “She never said that. And the idea that Hope Hicks ever suggested that emails or other documents would be concealed or destroyed is completely false.”