Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a report that President Donald Trump personally dictated his son’s misleading statement regarding a meeting last summer with a Russian attorney “bothers me a lot.”
“It bothers me a lot because, one, he put his son in jeopardy,” Graham said on NBC’s “Today” show of a Monday Washington Post report that Trump had reportedly dictated his son Donald Trump Jr.’s statement explaining his meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer who he had been led to believe was in possession of Russian government-sourced damaging information on Democrat Hillary Clinton.
That initial statement from Trump Jr. first indicated that the meeting had been about adoption issues related to sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. But Trump Jr. was later forced to concede that he took the meeting based on the promise of information on Clinton when emails related to the meeting were published.
“If that’s true then that was a bad decision by the president which will make us ask more questions,” Graham said. “When you get caught in a lie about one thing it makes it hard to just say ‘let the other stuff go.’”