But the main issue, a person close to Trump said, was proximity.
He says: "The likeliest possibility is the President's resignation, as a effect of the criminal prosecution of his children. If he did, it would seal his impeachment and his own prosecution".
Bloomberg News, which first reported Cobb's hire, said he would serve as "traffic cop, enforcer of discipline and public spokesman" for the president's legal team as it grapples with simultaneous congressional and Justice Department investigations into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation contacts, which are consuming the president's politics more every day.
Mr. Trump already has an outside legal team managing Russian Federation issues, led by attorney Marc Kasowitz.
"From a communications standpoint, it's unforgivable", he continued. Then, it was to hear information about campaign rival Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times revealed the Trump Tower meeting about two weeks later, and Futerfas put out statements defending Trump Jr.
The number of people present at that June 9, 2016, meeting continues to grow.
Akhmetshin told the Associated Press that the meeting was less significant than reports suggest. News's Kristen Welker reported that this is coming in "a sense that there needs to be more discipline when it comes to the messaging coming out of the White House".
The Trump re-election campaign paid $50,000 last month to the law firm now representing Donald Trump Jr., according to a new filing the campaign made with the Federal Election Commission.
In a declassified report released in January, the intelligence community concluded that Russian Federation helped with the NY billionaire's campaign effort ahead of winning the White House, an allegation dismissed both by Moscow and Trump. The payment was made almost two weeks before news reports about the younger Trump's Russian Federation meeting.
The Trump campaign's FEC filing also shows payments to other companies for "legal consulting" since April. Only Hatch is sufficiently distant from both the White House and the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill to be a safe bet.
A GOP congressman has advised President Donald Trump to exclude his offspring from his administration.
"It's a meeting that should not have taken place", said Flores, who suggested Trump Jr. may have just thought he was "looking out for his father's best interest".
"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest", he told the news agency, which first named him. "They were released piecemeal and every release was damaging".
Part of Trump's personal legal team.
"Yes, he does, and I know Mr. Kasowitz has issued an apology in that matter", Spicer said before moving on.