Trump Jr. says he was open to Clinton info

Trump Jr. says he was open to Clinton info

Trump Jr. says he was open to Clinton info

Donald Trump Jr. wanted dirt on Hillary Clinton's "fitness" to be President when he took a now highly scrutinized meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer, according to a new report. Trump Jr's latest pitch, however, is that he arranged a private meeting with Russians in the hopes of obtaining secret dirt on an American presidential candidate - which we're all supposed to consider kosher since he was unimpressed with the quality of the dirt.

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Trump Jr. became a central figure in the Russia drama after it emerged that he had attended a meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer with connections to the Kremlin after being promised information damaging to Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr's brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, painted a similar picture during an interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump Jr. also was expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee at some point.

The staffers in question were aboard Air Force One when President Trump "was involved in the crafting of the statement".

He says his fear is the meeting was a "prelude or overture to more coordinated activity" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and says he wants to know if "afterward there was obstruction of justice". Cohen said he sent the message on the recommendation of Trump associate Felix Sater, a Russian-born developer and US citizen.

In the first-of-many explanations, Junior dismissed the meeting, also attended by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort, as a sit-down to discuss USA adoption policy.

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Trump Jr.'s acknowledgement that he always meant to seek advice from his lawyers before he used any of the information he got from the Russian lawyer is the first clear indication that the president's son was aware that accepting damaging information on a political rival from a foreign source could run afoul of USA law.

A lawyer for the Agalarovs has denied that developer Aras Agalarov ever claimed to have damaging information about Clinton, as Goldstone had written to Trump Jr.

The meeting was publicly disclosed in July 2017, and Trump Jr. released several differing statements about the meeting before releasing copies of the emails that show the scheduling of the meeting.

Trump Jr. said he proceeded to "quickly and politely end the meeting".

Upon receiving an email from Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting, whom he called a "colorful" music promoter, Trump Jr. responded by saying: "I love it". The interview was being conducted by staff, but a handful of Democratic senators attended.

Kushner and Manafort have already been interviewed by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", music publicist Rob Goldstone wrote to Trump Jr.

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