Chuck Todd Grills Reince Priebus Over Past Comments About Trump Tower Meeting: Were You Misled?

Chuck Todd confronted former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus this morning about comments he made last year about the infamous Don Jr. Trump Tower meeting.

He played video of Priebus, on Fox News Sunday last July, saying the meeting was “very short” and “apparently about Russian adoption.”

Todd brought up the statement at the center of a ton of scrutiny regarding that meeting, asking Priebus, “Who told you the adoption story?”

“That’s what I’ve always heard,” Priebus said. “I mean, I heard that from members of the family… That’s all I ever heard it was about. In fact, I still believe what I said in that clip, that, in fact, it was a meeting about Russian adoption.”

Todd asked him if “he felt misled” after finding out more information and seeing Don Jr.’s emails.

Priebus insisted that the people involved “truly believed that it was a nothing meeting,” though he did emphasize a few times he was not involved in the meeting and doesn’t know all the details.

Watch above, via NBC.

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