Donald Trump Jr. responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s release of closed-door interview transcripts related to the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
“The public can now see that for over five hours I answered every question asked and was candid and forthright with the committee,” Trump Jr. said.
The June 2016 meeting was presented as a chance for the lawyer to provide the Trump team with damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s release of closed-door interview transcripts with attendees of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that involved him, top Trump campaign officials, and a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
“I appreciate the opportunity to have assisted the Judiciary Committee in its inquiry,” Trump Jr. said in a statement provided to Business Insider. “The public can now see that for over five hours I answered every question asked and was candid and forthright with the committee.”
The June 2016 meeting, which was attended by Trump Jr., White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, was presented as a chance for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to provide the Trump team with damaging information about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Once the meeting became public last year, Trump Jr. initially said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss Russian adoption policy. But the story began to shift in subsequent days. Trump Jr. eventually released emails between him and the music publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped coordinate the meeting with Veselnitskaya.
In the email exchange, Veselnitskaya was identified as a “Russian government attorney.” Goldstone told Trump she wanted to share some information about Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Trump Jr. has said that Veselnitskaya did not ultimately provide …read more
Source:: Business Insider