Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer: Sources

Sources confirm Trump dictated his son's statement to The New York Times.

The Washington Post first reported on Monday night the news that the president dictated the messaging.

Trump Jr. later acknowledged that he took the meeting after being told that he would receive damaging information about Clinton at the meeting.

Alan Futerfas, Donald Trump Jr.'s attorney, had no comment when reached Monday night by ABC News.

A spokesperson for Donald Trump Sr. also declined to comment when reached by ABC News, as did a representative for his son-in-law and adviser Kushner.

The president's legal team said the report in inaccurate.

The New York Times reported that the president signed off on the initial statement from his son. Sekulow denied that in an interview with ABC News on July 12.

"The president didn't sign off on anything," Sekulow said. "He was coming back from the G-20. The statement that was released on Saturday was released by Donald Trump Jr. and, I'm sure, in consultation with his lawyers. The president wasn't involved in that."

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