Greenwich's Hope Hicks Under Scrutiny in Mueller Probe

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Don Jr. issued an initial statement last July saying the meeting, held in Trump Tower in 2016, was set up to discuss a Russian adoption policy.

At issue is the very serious legal concern that Hicks may have planned to obstruct justice a year ago as the Trump administration scrambled to explain Donald Trump Jr.'s now-infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer who had ties to the Kremlin.

Congressional Democrats and other groups have been quick to blame President Trump for his actions in response to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe concerning potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. Trump Jr. later posted on Twitter a chain of email correspondence leading up to the meeting that showed he had been promised information that "would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".

Trump's involvement in creating the misleading statement isn't a revelation - but Corallo's information represents the latest development in the investigation into whether the president or his close aides attempted to obstruct justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to interview the former spokesman of President Donald Trump's legal team as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. "She never said that", Trout told the Times.

One of the main reasons Corallo made a decision to leave was his refusal to criticize the integrity of Mueller, the source, who had direct knowledge of the matter, told Reuters.

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Corallo, who declined to comment for the Times story, did not dispute the contents of the article. If Trump was corrupted by the Russians, he must be removed from office.

Corallo left the legal team in July after growing frustration with the general disorganization in the White House and Trump's attacks on Mueller, whom Corolla worked with closely while a spokesman for the Justice Department, said a person familiar with the matter. This statement was prepared on presidential plane and special prosecutor who carries case, Robert E. Mueller, wants to find out to what extent USA president was involved, as published on Thursday New York Times. The statement said Kushner had "briefly attended [the meeting] at the request of his brother-in-law Donald Trump Jr". Alan Garten, a lawyer for the younger Trump who was also in NY, was also messaging with White House advisers on the plane. A lawyer for Hicks strongly denied Corallo's allegations.

Hicks called Corallo from Air Force One, according to three people who relayed his version of events to The Times.

Trump Jr. had initially said the meeting was about an adoption issue related to sanctions - but eventually shifted the story to include "opposition research" on the Clinton campaign. He said Hicks responded that the emails "will never get out" because only a few people had access to them.

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