Tag: Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. Testifies He Can’t Discuss Conversation He Had With His Father

Donald Trump Jr. told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday he couldn’t discuss a conversation he had with his father this summer because of attorney-client privilege. Neither Trump is an attorney or the other’s client, but according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Trump Jr. claimed there was a lawyer in the room during their discussion…

Trump Jr. Hinted At Review Of Anti-Russia Magnitsky Law

The Russian lawyer who was present for a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top campaign aides says Donald Trump Jr. indicated to her that a law targeting Russia could be re-evaluated if his father triumphed in the election, according to a Bloomberg News report. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, said she went to the meeting…

Trump Jr. To Testify Privately Before Senate Panel About Russia Meeting

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son and executive director of the Trump Organization, will meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to discuss a June 2016 meeting he set up with a Kremlin-backed lawyer and other Russians promising compromising information on Hillary Clinton. Trump’s testimony, originally scheduled for July, will be transcribed but…

Lobbyist Who Met With Trump Jr. Testified To Mueller Grand Jury

The Russian lobbyist who attended a meeting with top Trump campaign aides last year has testified to a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, the Financial Times reports. The lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, was part of a meeting that included Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner,…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Issued Grand Jury Subpoenas

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort. This is the first public indication that Mueller’s investigation is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury, a significant milestone in an inquiry that is examining…

Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially claimed…

Trump Dictated Misleading Statement On Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

President Trump personally dictated the statement regarding his son Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, saying they “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children,” several people with knowledge of the incident told The Washington Post Monday. This statement, sent to The New York Times before it ran…

Mueller Asks W.H. To Save Don Jr. Meeting Docs

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked White House staff to preserve all documents relating to the meeting Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others last year, CNN reported Friday. The notice reportedly requests the broad preservation of “any subjects discussed in the course of the June 2016…

Trump Jr.’s Russia Connect Represented Spy Agency

The Russian lawyer who gave Donald Trump Jr. information on the Democratic National Committee previously represented Moscow’s spy agency in court, Reuters reported Friday. Natalia Veselnitskaya was retained by the FSB, the KGB’s successor, in a property dispute between 2005 and 2013, according to court documents seen by Reuters. Veselnitskaya has previously denied any ties…

Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr.: I’m Ready to Testify Before Congress

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. following his father’s Republican presidential nomination, said she is ready to testify before Congress in order to calm the “mass hysteria” surrounding the meeting. Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya because he believed she had damaging information about then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according…

Eighth Person in Trump Jr. Meeting Identified as Ike Kaveladze

The eighth person at a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer has been identified. Ike Kavaladze’s attendance was confirmed by his lawyer Scott Balber, who also represents Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian billionaires who hosted Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in 2013. “Balber said Kaveladze works as a vice president…

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

On Sunday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, tried to bring the Secret Service into the meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials had last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed…

Sources: Trump Lawyers Knew of Russia Emails Back in June

Michael Isikoff reports: President Trump’s legal team was informed more than three weeks ago about the email chain showing that his son Donald Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer last June, two sources familiar with the handling of the matter told Yahoo News. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday that he learned just…

Trump Says Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Was News To Him

In an interview with Reuters, President Trump said he was not aware of his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 until a few days ago. The meeting took place in his son’s office one floor beneath his in Trump Tower, and was attended by Trump’s campaign chairman at the…

Trump Accuses Comey Of Leaking Classified Info To Media: ‘So Illegal!’

President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, going on the defensive amid reports that during the 2016 campaign his son Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed Comey “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to…

Kellyanne Conway Defends Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Kellyanne Conway on Monday tried to explain why Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t disclosed his confab with a Russian lawyer sooner — and why the pretense of learning damning info on Hillary Clinton wasn’t collusion in the slightest. “No information was received that was meaningful or helpful, and no action was taken,” the top Trump adviser…

Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles [VIDEO]

Donald Trump Jr. attempted to capture the complexity of the Syrian refugee problem late Monday by likening the millions of refugees fleeing violence and certain death to a bowl of poisoned Skittles candies. In a meme sent out on Twitter, Trump Jr. asked: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just…

Donald Trump Jr.: Mass Deportation Still On [VIDEO]

Donald Trump Jr. insists that his father is not “softening” his stance on illegal immigration. In an interview with Anderson Cooper set to air Tuesday evening, the Republican presidential candidiate’s son said, “He wasn’t softening on anything. He didn’t change his stance on anything.” Addressing an informal poll Trump appeared to take with Sean Hannity’s…