Advisers beg Donald Trump to stop tweeting about Russian collusion at Trump Tower: report
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Advisers to President Donald Trump are reportedly pleading with him to stop tweeting about a meeting between top officials in the 2016 Trump campaign and Russians at Trump Tower.

Sources told CNN that advisers made the request after Trump said in a tweet over the weekend that his son, Donald Trump Jr., met with the Russians in 2016 to get damaging information about then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In doing so, Trump admitted that his son had attempted to collude with agents of a foreign government.

"The President was advised that his tweeting only gives oxygen to the topic, even if those around Trump do not believe there is any truly new development," the CNN report said.