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Trump denies concern over his son's 'totally legal' Trump Tower meeting

Apparently responding to Saturday stories from CNN and The Washington Post, President Trump tweeted Sunday morning to deny he is concerned about the 2016 meeting between his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Kremlin-linked attorney:

The Trump campaign initially claimed in a statement dictated by the president that the meeting — which also included campaign chair Paul Manafort and the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner — was about adoption policy. It was actually about obtaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton and has become central to questions about whether Trump tried to collude with Russia to affect election outcomes. The president's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has claimed Trump did know of the meeting in advance.

In a pair of follow-up tweets, Trump complained about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and again slammed the news media for not covering the story as he would prefer.