- Title: Trump son's statement on Russia lawyer meeting was 'true' -White House
- Date: 1st August 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 1, 2017) (REUTERS) WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS WALKING UP TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, SAYING: "The statement that Don Junior issued is true, there is no inaccuracy in the statement. The president weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had. This is all discussion frankly of no consequence. There was no follow-up. It was disclosed to the proper parties, which is how the New York Times found out about it to begin with. The democrats want to continue to use this as a PR stunt. They are doing everything they can to keep this story alive and in the papers every day. The President, the American people -- they voted America First -- not Russia first, and that's the focus of our Administration. He certainly didn't dictate, but, like I said he weighed in and offered suggestion like any father would do." WIDE SHOT OF SANDERS
- Embargoed: 15th August 2017 19:48
- Keywords: Trump Huckabee Sanders White House
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SBTCNB
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- Story Text: The White House said on Tuesday (August 1) that U.S. President Donald Trump had a role in a statement in which his son denied a meeting with a Russian lawyer was related to the 2016 presidential campaign, but a spokeswoman insisted the statement was true.
"He certainly didn't dictate (the statement)," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, "but ... he weighed in, offered suggestion like any father would do."
"The statement that was issued was true and there were no inaccuracies in the statement," Sanders said, even though emails later released by Donald Trump Jr. showed that the subject of the meeting was to be possible damaging information about Trump's rival for the presidency, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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