How Trump acts during a deposition, according to lawyer who questioned him

How Trump acts during a deposition, according to lawyer who questioned him

The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was held between Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, then-Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, Natalia Veselnitskaya (a Russian lawyer and self-described informant), and Russian operatives.

Sekulow also supported Trump's tweet on Sunday asserting there was nothing illegal about a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting aimed at getting dirt on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The president also said in his tweet Sunday that the Trump Tower meeting was "to get information on an opponent", which is a departure from the initial statement that asserted that the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss the issue of adoptions.

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to know what it would be like to question Donald Trump for a deposition, he should look no further than Glenn Zeitz, who did it in the 1990s.

The fact that Donald Trump Jr. attended a meeting with Russians for the goal of obtaining dirt on Hillary Clinton is not inconsistent with claims that the actual focus of the meeting was on other matters.

One of the key concerns for Trump's lawyers is whether or not they should allow the president to sit with prosecutors led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal probe. In that statement, Trump Jr. indicated that the meeting had been "primarily" about the issue of the adoption of Russian children by Americans.

He initially denied he met with any Russians on behalf of the campaign and now he admits the meeting was to get damaging information about Clinton.

That's been the subject of much debate among the president's attorneys - some of whom worry Trump could encounter more legal exposure if he talks to Mueller, because of Trump's tendency to speak off the cuff and say things that are contradictory or untrue.

"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the President", Sekulow said on July 12, 2017.




Trump has denied knowing about the meeting before it happened.

Legal experts have often pointed to a possible violation of federal election laws, which ban taking anything of value - which could include information on a political opponent - from a foreign government trying to influence a US election.

Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen has claimed Trump knew about the meeting ahead of time.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. intelligence findings that Russians conspired to sway the election in Mr Trump's favour. I say, as they come, Tax them.

In addition to weighing in publicly on the Trump Tower meeting, the president also unleashed angry tweets directed at the news media Sunday morning from his 11-day working vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Giuliani cautioned that the president's legal team is still undecided and might ultimately refuse to let him meet face-to-face with Justice Department inquisitors.

This is another reason why Trump shouldn't meet with Mueller. Mueller was appointed to take over the probe after the firing.

One of the president's personal lawyers said on Sunday that if Trump is subpoenaed by the special counsel, his lawyers will attempt to quash it in court. "They can also cause War!"

This was initially denied by Mr Trump's team, but his lawyers later confirmed that he had in fact dictated his son's statement.

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