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In the Trump administration, the truth comes out after vigorous denials

In the Trump administration, the truth comes out after vigorous denials

Both President Donald Trump's legal and political teams were vigorous in their denials: The president had absolutely not dictated a misleading statement on behalf of his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to explain away a controversial meeting he had with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

"Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal attorneys at the time, said in response to a Washington Post story last summer that first reported the president's role in dictating his son's response.

And from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "He certainly didn't...

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