Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Fox News Sunday that he believes if special counsel Robert Mueller actually had any incriminating evidence on President Donald Trump or his campaign colluding with Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election that "it would have been leaked by now".
Trump tweeted Sunday that recent reports suggesting the president is concerned about his son Donald Trump Jr.'s legal fate were a "complete fabrication", before offering a new interpretation of his son's June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere", he wrote.
Zeitz described Trump "calling me a third-rate lawyer", explaining he knew it was a good sign because it meant "I had gotten to him".
President Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow vowed to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if special counsel Robert Mueller's team tries to subpoena the president as part of the Russian Federation investigation.
Trump might as well have just confirmed The Post's report that he is anxious about what the meeting portends for his son.
Sekulow claimed past year that Trump had not approved of a statement in response to a Times article on the meeting, which reportedly included not only Trump Jr., but other campaign officials who were offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
One of Mr Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow, said on Sunday that the meeting had nor broken any laws.
Trump was responding to a Washington Post report this weekend that although he does not think his eldest son intentionally broke the law, he is anxious that Trump Jr. may have unintentionally stumbled into legal jeopardy and is embroiled in Mueller's investigation largely because of his connection to the president.
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At the time, in July 2017, Trump offered a similar comment to the one he made on Sunday, dismissing the meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on his political opponent as no big deal.
These are all significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government. He made the claim standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month, and then a day later during a Cabinet meeting at the White House.
Donald Trump posted what may be his most "problematic" Tweet to date, as the Washington Post called it, at least when it comes to his legal defense in the ongoing Russian Federation collusion investigation.
"He walks in, he wants to take over, he wants to make the deposition his deposition, even though it's mine".
'I don't represent Don Jr., but I will tell you I have no knowledge at all of Don Jr. being told that he's a target of any investigation, and I have no knowledge of him being interviewed by the special counsel, ' he said.
"Let's be honest with the American people, there are irregularities in this investigation, the likes of which we have not seen", Sekulow added later.
"I had bad information at that time", the lawyer said.
If Trump declines the interview and Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, it would spark a constitutional fight in the courts, Sekulow said. Trump Jr. was also told the offer was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".
But legal experts have pointed out several possible criminal charges, including conspiracy against the United States and aiding and abetting a conspiracy. Mueller was appointed to take over the probe after the firing.