The scandal has overshadowed Trump’s first six months in office and threatened to ensnare his administration in a legal thicket.
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Allegations that Donald Trump dictated a misleading account of a meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer rattled the White House Tuesday – and deepened the president's entanglement in the saga.Trump's secretive and personal intervention, first reported by the Washington Post, casts doubt on claims he knew nothing about a meeting during the 2016 campaign that is now central to a federal investigation.Politically, it will only intensify allegations that the White House is trying to cover up connections with a foreign government accused of trying to tilt the November election in Trump's favor.A British middleman pitched the meeting as an opportunity for the Trump campaign to obtain "very high-level and sensitive information" as "part of Russia and its government's support" for the now president.Later in the day, Trump will participate in a White House event with small businesses.
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