Trump jr. met a Russian lawyer for incriminating material Clinton
The son of the Us president, Donald Trump, Donald junior, has Thursday during a hearing in the Senate said that he in June 2016, a Russian lawyer met to incriminating information about Hillary Clinton.
Trump said in a statement he read during a closed session of the Senate committee on justice. Reuters got that statement afterwards, under the eyes. The New York Times and Reuters got that statement under eyes.
According to Trump, it was important to get to know more about the “suitability” of his father’s Democratic rival for the presidency.
“To the extent that they had about the suitability, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that it was important to them, at least, to be heard,” said Trump jr.
‘Not a conspiracy’
According to Trump, was the meeting he had with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and a few others in the Trump Tower in New York no interesting information. The talk was also attended by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and the former head of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort.
“As will become apparent, I swore not collaborate with any foreign government and I don’t know of someone who did”, it said further in the statement. Trump promised to open map to play on anything during the controversial meeting was discussed.
Previously explained to the eldest son of Trump conflicting statements about the nature of that encounter.
When the news about the strike earlier this year was revealed by The New York Times, said Trump jr. initially the main topic of conversation an adoption program for children from Russia. Some time later, however, he e-mails free which found that the primary goal is to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
The son of the American president was Thursday, five hours being questioned by the Senate committee. There gold no duty of confidentiality for the hearing and Trump was not under oath.
Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal, who at the hearing and attended the mass, said to expect that Trump jr. in the future, at a public hearing under oath will have to testify. “There is certainly talk of many areas that are accessible to future witnesses and interrogation,” said Blumenthal.