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What we know about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting
01:22 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

On Sunday morning, amid his latest tweetstorm about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump turned his focus to the now-infamous June 2016 meeting between his top advisers and several Russians.

Here’s what he said:

“Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”

And Trump’s lawyers grimace.

Here’s why. The timeline of this June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower – that we know about – goes like this:

1. The New York Times reports about the meeting – between, a