Trump Jr. Invokes Attorney-Client Privilege with His Father

08 Декабря, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Representative Adam Schiff, the committee's top Democrat, said that Trump Jr. told the committee he couldn't speak about the conversations with his father because of "attorney-client privilege".

The White House acknowledged President Trump's involvement in crafting his son's misleading statement. He has said that no damaging information was delivered.

The discussion between then-Republican candidate Trump and his son took place after the emails became public, Schiff said. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayHouse panel interviews Podesta after Trump dossier revelation Texas lawmaker says GOP colleague should resign over lewd photo AG Sessions to face House panel in closed-door hearing MORE (R-Texas), maintained that Trump Jr. had answered "all" his questions.

Mr. Schiff said that he believed the contents of the phone call should not be kept secret simply because lawyers participated in it. But he refused to disclose the contents of their conversations. Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump himself, Kellyanne Conway, all of them have insisted that he, Trump Jr., did not meet with these people to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, but that is not one, what his own email said, and two, what the actual person that he met with had to say.

The initial statement released by Team Trump about the meeting - which also included Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort - said that the discussion centered on United States sanctions on Russia that it responded to by canceling USA adoptions of Russian children.

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The committee meeting was conducted behind closed doors, and Trump Jr. was not seen by reporters waiting outside the meeting room, although congressional officials confirmed he had arrived.

But according to CNN, the Veselnitskaya meeting, and how the White House tried to explain it away as a discussion about USA adoption of Russian orphans, was one focus of the questioning.

Veselnitskaya denies ever having such information and wrote in the letter released this week that Trump Jr. misunderstood the goal of the meeting because of Goldstone's "roguish letters" setting it up. That Kremlin-connected attorney - we now know - promised team Trump unflattering information about Hillary Clinton.

The agreement for Goldstone to appear before the congressional Russia panels is the latest sign that the music publicist is ready to cooperate with the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA elections. In that regard, it's worth remembering that immediately prior to this June 2016 meeting Trump Sr. had eluded in campaign speeches to damaging information about Clinton that was about to drop, and there were similar hints being made on Twitter by Roger Stone, who used to work on Trump's campaign and still had a close relationship with him, about information about Clinton coming from Wikileaks and other sources. Ultimately he settled on: He took the meeting to receive "very high level and sensitive information" that was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

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