Donald Trump; Jeanine Pirro

Donald Trump; Jeanine Pirro (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci/Andy Kropa)

President Donald Trump, his White House and the team of surrogates and pro-Trump media members have gone to great pains to try and keep up with the drips coming out that are backing up the theory that the Trump campaign met with Russian sources to, at the very least, get information about Hillary Clinton as part of a disinformation campaign.

On Monday, Trump defended son Donald Trump Jr. from reports that he met with Russian sources in order to find out what information they had on Clinton, saying that “most politicians” would have “gone to a meeting like the one” his son attended. Notably, the president seemed to imply that his son was a politician.

Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2017

This defense of his son is a drastic shift from his previous line. As the New York Times put it just last week: “The original statement, drafted aboard Air Force One by advisers and then approved by Mr. Trump, said only …read more


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