Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow Says ‘Bad Information’ Led to False Statements on Trump Tower Meeting: It Happens
Pres. Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow on previously denying that the president was involved in putting out a statement on the Trump Tower meeting: “I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement … over time facts develop” https://t.co/8ZzZN7t3a4 #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/Iyo3Mj714Z
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President Donald Trump‘s attorney, Jay Sekulow, is blaming “bad information” on his previous claim that the president had no involvement in releasing a statement on Donald Trump Jr.‘s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.
“I was in the case at that time, what, a couple of weeks and there was a lot of information that was gathering, and as my colleague Rudy Giuliani said, I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement,” Sekulow told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s broadcast of This Week.
Sekulow claimed last year that Trump had not approved of a statement in response to a Times article on the meeting, which reportedly included not only Trump Jr., but other campaign officials who were offered dirt on Hillary Clinton. Since then, a series of details have gradually emerged, Trump Jr. acknowledging the offer and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders admitting during a briefing last month that the president “weighed in” on the meeting.
Most recently, Trump tweeted about the meeting Sunday, saying it was meant “to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics.”
Pushed to explain his apparent lack of familiarity with the facts, Sekulow offered a verbal shrug.
“That happens when you have cases like this,” he said. “As far as when did we correct it, the important part is the information that we’ve shared with the office of special counsel, I’m not going to get into the details, but we were very clear as to the situation involving that trip and the statements that were made to The New York Times. So I think it’s very important to point out that in a situation like this, you have over time facts develop. That’s what investigations do.”
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