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White House admits Trump weighed in son’s statement

Aug 02, 2017, 7:07 AM EDT
Donald Trump Jr. recently admitted that he met a Kremlin-linked lawyer during election campaign.
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The White House on Tuesday refuted the reports that U.S. President Donald Trump personally dictated a statement on his son’s meeting with a Russian attorney while admitted that the president “weighed in” on the draft as any other father would do.

The admission, which comes at a time when the White House is afresh with turmoil sparked by the sacking of communications director Anthony Scaramucci, might put Trump in a legal jeopardy if it’s found that the president played a part in misleading the American public, writes the BBC.

Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for George W. Bush said that Trump apparently obstructed justice by “boxing in” a material witness into a false story, notes The Guardian.