Donald Trump Jr. has offered his first direct response to the report on how he met with a Kremlin-affiliated lawyer because he expected to learn information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government:
Media & Dems are extremely invested in the Russia story. If this nonsense meeting is all they have after a yr, I understand the desperation!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
The news about the president’s son took a drastic turn after reports emerged about an email Trump Jr. received, where he was told the promised dirt was part of the Russian government’s endeavors to help his father. Trump Jr. says he is willing to discuss the meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee, though he is already under a great deal of pressure due to changing stories about why he and his father’s campaign staff held the meeting.
The Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, gave an interview where she insisted she had no Kremlin ties or dirt on Clinton. Veselnitskaya disputed the circumstances for how the meeting was set up, and she talked about how badly Trump’s staff wanted her to give them something to use against their opponent.
It’s intriguing to see Trump Jr. tweeting about this when investigations into Russia are still underway, and there seems to be a government leaker who can apparently access highly sensitive information about the president’s son.
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