According to a report from the Washington Post, President Donald Trump dictated the statement his son, Donald Trump Jr., released about a meeting Trump Jr. had last year with a Russian lawyer. 

Quoting senior advisers to the president with knowledge of the meeting, just days after the G20, Trump personally wrote a statement in which Trump Jr. said a meeting he had taken with the Russian lawyer had "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" when they met in June 2016. 

The statement, which was created as a response to an upcoming New York Times article about the meeting, that the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time."

However, multiple accounts of the meeting later contradicted the statement. Trump Jr. later acknowledged that he accepted the meeting after he was promised damaging information about his opponent, Hillary Clinton, as part of an effort by the Russian government to help Trump's campaign.