Sean Spicer

White House press secretary Sean Spicer contradicted a tweet earlier this morning from President Donald Trump and said “there was nothing” that would cause anyone to think that the controversial meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer had to do with anything other than adoptions.

“Look, you know I’m not going to get into the specifics of this,” Spicer said at Monday’s off-camera press briefing. “But I will say that it is quite often for people who are given information during the heat of a campaign to ask what that is. That’s what simply he did. The President has made it clear through this tweet. And there was nothing, as far as we know, that would lead anyone to believe that there was anything except for a discussion about adoption and the Magnitsky Act.”

Hours earlier, Trump tweeted that most politicians would’ve gone to such a meeting to collect opposition research, which is what Trump Jr. admitted the meeting was supposed to be about.

“Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don Jr. attended in order to get info on an opponent,” Trump tweeted. “That’s politics!”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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