Trump slams ‘terrible’ report on his ties to Russia

The New York Times has reported that Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.

The Times reported that Kushner did not disclose the meeting until a few weeks after it took place, and he did not say what he learned from it.

The White House is denying the Times report.

Trump has previously called the Times story “phony” and has called it “another disgrace” and “fake news.”

Trump Jr.’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, issued a statement on Monday that said Trump Jr., “does not believe that he is under investigation.”

“This is false,” he added.

The president has repeatedly dismissed the Times’ reporting as “fake,” “fake” and a “political hit job.”

Trump tweeted Monday that the Times was “fabricating and defaming” the president.

“The phony & sick Fake News Media is going to fight until they get the story they want.

Not me,” Trump tweeted.

In a tweet Monday, the president also defended his son’s actions, tweeting: “Terrible!

Just found out that my father had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.

Nothing found.

This is McCarthyism!”

The president, who has repeatedly denied collusion between his campaign and the Russians, also retweeted the Times article.

The Associated Press and the Washington Post have reported that Trump has retained an outside law firm to investigate the meeting.