President Trump, who last August boasted "I'm not a politician," defended his son's decision to meet with a Russian lawyer to get incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as being what "most politicians" would have done:
Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That's politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2017
Not everyone was buying Trump's defense. As elections expert Brian Klaas understood it:
The President of the United States is defending intent to collude with a foreign adversary to get dirt on an American to win an election. https://t.co/lsXWBSIgmr
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 17, 2017