The President's eldest son experienced the technical difficulties during the interview with Ingraham just a day after Trump admitted in a tweet that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer back in 2016 to collect information about Hillary Clinton.
With President Donald Trump apparently admitting on Twitter that his son, Donald Trump, Jr., met with Russian officials at Trump Tower in 2016 to get "information" on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said in a recent interview that the president could be prosecuted for collusion once he leaves office.
The president also said in his tweet Sunday that the Trump Tower meeting was "to get information on an opponent", which is a departure from the initial statement that asserted that the primary goal of the meeting was to discuss the issue of adoptions. "I did not know about it!" the President tweeted.
The meeting took place in Trump tower in NY, and the president originally claimed it concerned the issue of worldwide adoptions.
Amid the fallout, Trump Jr. even released his own emails regarding the meeting, which proved that it had been pitched to him, by music publicist Rob Goldstone, as a meeting with the "Crown prosecutor of Russia" who had "offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father".
Amid public uproar over the meeting, the president's son was forced to release follow-up statements, ultimately acknowledging that the meeting's true goal had been to get dirt about Hillary Clinton from a lawyer he had been told was working for the Russian government. Betraying no surprise or misgivings about the offer from a hostile foreign power, Trump Jr. replied: "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer".
"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the President", Sekulow said on July 12, 2017.
The Post reported a few weeks later that Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement had been "dictated" by Trump. Mr. Trump has repeatedly denied that members of his campaign colluded with the Russians.
Ingraham was questioning Trump Jr on the contradictory reports regarding his controversial Trump Tower meeting when the line dropped out.
The meeting was attended by the president's son as well as Paul Manafort, then chairman of Trump's presidential campaign; Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and several Russians, including the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and their representatives.
"The real question here is, would a meeting of that nature constitute a violation of the law?" Giuliani said that "obstruction by tweet is not something that I think works real well".
"They're talking about this blue wave", Trump said referring to way Democrats are depicted on electoral maps.
"The question is how will it be illegal?" "You have to know you are doing something illegal and the courts would have to consider the opposition research from Russian agents a "thing of value" for campaign finance purposes".
His comments were part of a broader Twitter rant Sunday, which also included a tweet falsely claiming the press "purposely cause great division & distrust". Mr Sekulow said on Sunday. Trump wrote. "They are very risky & sick!"
Trump called the Post report "a complete fabrication".