It is his most direct explanation so far on the purpose behind Donald Trump Jr's gathering with Kremlin-connected legal advisor Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. Uncommon Counsel Robert Mueller is exploring US insight discoveries that Russians planned to influence the decision in Mr Trump's support.
He has called the continuous examinations in the US "the best political witch chase ever". Russia has more than once denied claims it meddled in the November 2016 presidential races, where Mr Trump crushed Democratic adversary Hillary Clinton.On Sunday, US media including the Washington Post, CNN and AP announced that Mr Trump was stressed Donald Trump Jr could be stuck in an unfortunate situation on account of the 9 June 2016 gathering with Ms Veselnitskaya. They refered to various anonymous sources.
Mr Trump reacted: "Counterfeit News revealing, a total creation, that I am worried about the gathering my magnificent child, Donald, had in Trump Tower. "This was a gathering to get data on an adversary, absolutely legitimate and done all the time in legislative issues - and it went no place. "I didn't think about it!" Mr Trump's most recent tweet seems to repudiate a past explanation from the Trump camp about the gathering.
At the point when the gathering was first revealed by the New York Times, Donald Trump Jr said in an announcement that he and Ms Veselnitskaya had for the most part examined a suspended program for Americans to embrace Russian youngsters. Notwithstanding, he accordingly conceded he had consented to the gathering in the wake of being told he would be offered data that would demonstrate hindering to Mrs Clinton. He additionally discharged the email trade that realized the gathering.
US media at that point revealed that the US president had been engaged with the underlying explanation his child issued on the gathering. This was at first denied by Mr Trump's group, yet his legal advisors later affirmed that he had in certainty managed his child's announcement.
US analysts have contended that Mr Trump's new affirmation that the gathering was to pick up data about Mrs Clinton demonstrates that the prior articulation was deceiving. Usually for US government officials to inquire about their adversaries amid a battle. In any case, lawful specialists say that Mr Trump Jr could fall foul of crusade back laws, which forbid tolerating anything of significant worth from an outside government or remote national.
His obviously energetic reaction to the offer of data about Mrs Clinton could likewise rupture intrigue laws. The Trump group has contended that Mr Trump Jr eventually did not get any harming data about Mrs Clinton at the gathering. One of Mr Trump's legal counselors, Jay Sekulow, said on Sunday that the gathering had nor infringed upon any laws.