Goldstone regrets setting up Trump Tower meeting with Russians
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British publicist Rob Goldstone in an interview published Monday said that members of the Trump campaign who attended a meeting he facilitated between them and a Russian lawyer should have known the gathering was improper.

"People have said to me, 'Shouldn't I have known?' Well, shouldn't they have known? I know nothing about politics, I set up a meeting. Shouldn't they have known?" Goldstone told NBC News.

When asked whether he regrets his role in the meeting, Goldstone said he did and wished he had not set it up.

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“I regret not listening to the little voice in my head,” Goldstone said. “The same one that made me say to [his client, Russian pop star] Emin, ‘No good can come from this and this is a bad idea.’ ”

Goldstone acknowledged to the news outlet that he conveyed a "dirty offer" to members of the Trump campaign when discussing the possible June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, but noted that the damaging information that was promised on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWill the Horowitz report split the baby? Gabbard commemorates John Lennon's passing by singing 'Imagine' Bannon: Clinton waiting to enter 2020 race and 'save the Democratic Party from Michael Bloomberg' MORE "didn't materialize."

The publicist told NBC News that he believes it's possible the meeting may have been a setup by Russian intelligence officials.

"I'm willing to believe that I don't know who wanted this meeting," Goldstone said.

The Trump Tower meeting has become a flashpoint in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Goldstone says he discussed the details of the meeting with Mueller in March. He also told NBC that he discussed his time with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades MORE during a Moscow visit in 2013.

Trump admitted on Twitter last month that the meeting was intended to gather information on Clinton, despite his son's previous claims that it was focused on Russian adoption policy related to American sanctions.

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWhite House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Top Democrats knock Trump on World AIDS Day MORE, who welcomed the offer of the meeting and later attended it, has downplayed its significance and called it a "waste of time."

The president has denied he had any advance knowledge that the meeting was taking place.