Sunday, he negated all of that by admitting that his campaign had tried to collude with Russian Federation to win the presidency, after all.
He concluded by further distancing himself from the meeting his son arranged, writing: "I did not know about it!"
Mr Trump responded: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. He's the "Bad Idea Jeans" of presidents".
Last week, CNN reported that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed that the president did know about the meeting in advance, and that he was willing to tell the Mueller investigation about it. Cohen has reportedly said he was with Trump when he was told about the meeting - and that the then-candidate gave his approval to proceed.
"I think it's very important to point out that in a situation like this, you have- Over time, facts develop", he said later, adding: "I agreed to go on your network and others days within being retained on this and had a lot of information to process, I got that one wrong".
"The question is how will it be illegal?"
"The question is what law, statue or rule or regulation's been violated? No one has pointed to one".
"Well, they actually pointed to several, including conspiracy to defraud the United States", Stephanopoulos countered.
At the time, Donald Trump Jr issued a statement explaining that he and the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya (pictured), had "primarily discussed a programme about the adoption of Russian children". They described the statement, which had not mentioned that the Russian lawyer was expected to bring damaging information about Clinton, as "short but accurate". Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump fears his son may have inadvertently gotten into legal trouble: report Krystal Ball blasts Nazi comparisons by Trump Jr.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump campaign members coordinated with a Russian effort to sway the 2016 election in the Republican's favour. "Your campaign accepted. And the Russians delivered", tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. USA intelligence made that assessment public in an October 7 statement.
He defended calling the media "The Enemy of the People", and said journalists "purposely cause great division & distrust" and can "cause War!"
"The president can't distinguish between any allegations of conspiracy against his campaign and the broader problem of Russian Federation continuing to interfere in our elections", Schiff said on CBS's "Face the Nation". "Bob Mueller will have to determine that". He told both NBC News and Russian officials visiting the Oval Office that he had done so because of the Russia investigation.
Trump's attacks on the special counsel's investigation have been rebuffed by Republican leaders in Congress who have expressed support for Mueller. Trump has seethed against what he feels are trumped-up charges against his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose trial began last week and provided a visible reminder of Mueller's work.
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