Trump ‘weighed in’ on son’s Rus­sia claim

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WASH­ING­TON: The White House said on Tues­day that US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump “weighed in” on a state­ment his el­dest son had made about a con­tro­ver­sial Rus­sia-re­lated meet­ing.

The state­ment that Don­ald Trump jn is­sued “is true”, said White House spokes­woman Sarah San­ders.

The meet­ing between Trump jr and a Rus­sian lawyer dur­ing the 2016 cam­paign was brought back into the lime­light af­ter Trump re­port­edly dic­tated the July 8 state­ment that claimed the meet­ing was “pri­mar­ily” about the adop­tion of Rus­sian chil­dren by Amer­i­can fam­i­lies. San­ders pushed back on the story, say­ing Trump “cer­tainly didn’t dic­tate” the state­ment but he “weighed in as any fa­ther would, based on the lim­ited in­for­ma­tion that he had”. Xin­hua

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