US President Donald Trump admitted on Sunday that his son met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016 "to salvage knowledge on an opponent" however defended it as "fully perfect." It was as soon as Trump's most reveal acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was as soon as to salvage dust on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival for the presidency. As he has within the previous, Trump insisted in a tweet that he did now no longer know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. "This was as soon as a meeting to salvage knowledge on an opponent, fully perfect and performed your entire time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did now no longer learn about it!" The meeting has reach beneath intense scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating whether contributors of the Trump advertising and marketing campaign coordinated with a Russian effort to sway the 2016 election within the Republican's favour. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump has been brooding in deepest about whether his son unintentionally set up aside himself in perfect jeopardy by meeting with Veselnitskaya. Trump called the thunder "a entire fabrication." Donald Jr. before all the things mentioned in a assertion to the Contemporary York Cases in July 2017 that the meeting was as soon as "essentially" about American adoptions of Russian youngsters. The Post has reported that the assertion was as soon as dictated by the president. Donald Jr. later admitted he approved the meeting with Veselnitskaya in hopes of obtaining detrimental knowledge on Clinton, however mentioned nothing got here of it. Trump's attorneys argue that the meeting, in and of itself, violated no regulations. "The query is how will or now no longer it be illegal? The real query here is, would ... the meeting itself constitute a violation of the law," Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow mentioned Sunday on ABC's "This Week.