President Trump reportedly said to special counsel Robert Mueller in written responses that he was not told about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between members of his campaign and a Russian lawyer, nor was he told about WikiLeaks during the campaign.
CNN reported Wednesday that Trump told Mueller that Roger Stone, who previously served as an informal adviser to the president, did not speak with him about WikiLeaks, which published a trove of hacked emails from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign leading up to the 2016 election.
CNN reported that Trump noted that his responses were to the best of his recollection, a common practice during legal proceedings.
The network did not receive a full account of Trump’s answers, nor did it have direct quotes.
The president’s reported responses match his public statements about both the Trump Tower meeting and whether he was privy to WikiLeaks’s planned publication of Democratic emails. – READ MORE