>> The White House scrambling Tuesday to explain a Washington Post report that President Trump himself dictated son Don Jr.'s misleading statement about a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Which said it was about the adoption of Russian children and had nothing to do with his father's presidential campaign. For the first time Trump's team acknowledging the President did contribute to Don Jr.'s statement.
>> The President weighed in as any father would based on the limited information that he had.>> That, however, is not what the President's lawyer said when the story first broke. Instead he repeatedly denied the President was involved in crafting Don Jr.'s explanation. Which the White House on Tuesday insisted was still accurate.
>> The statement that Don Jr. issued is true. There's no inaccuracy in the statement. This is all discussion, frankly, of no consequence.>> But emails released by Don Jr. himself ultimately showed the meeting had more to do with damaging information promised to him about Hillary Clinton. Information the White House says never materialized.
>> The only thing I see misleading is a year's worth of stories that have been fueling a false narrative about this Russia collusion. And a phony scandal based on anonymous sources.>> The Post report potentially impacting the ongoing probe into allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump's campaign, something the White House still denies.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a long time Trump critic, calling The Post report disturbing.>> But I know the statement itself, that Saturday, was misleading. So if you want these investigations to come to an end, the last thing you need to do is reinforce the narrative if you're not candid and honest about what happened.