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Donald Trump Admits Trump Tower Russian Meeting Was To Get Dirt On Hillary Clinton: Tweet Called ‘Problematic’

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Aug. 5 2018, Updated 11:55 a.m. ET

Donald Trump posted what may be his most “problematic” Tweet to date, as the Washington Post called it, at least when it comes to his legal defense in the ongoing Russia collusion investigation. In a post to his Twitter feed early Sunday morning, Trump admitted for the first time that the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting involving his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a group of Russians including a Kremlin-linked lawyer, was intended to receive opposition research on 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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When the meeting first became public knowledge last year, Trump personally dictated a statement for public release claiming that the meeting was called to discuss resuming adoptions of orphaned Russian babies by United States citizens. In fact, as Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall has reported, Trump came up with the false “adoptions” story just hours after a lengthy private discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany.

Marshall reported that during the private meeting, according to Trump himself, Putin brought up the Russian adoptions.

The revelation that the Trump Tower meeting was called to transmit damaging information on Clinton is not a new one. As the Inquisitr has noted, Trump Jr. himself released the emails that led to the meeting, in which he was promised information that “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

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