Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trump Jr. on Lawyer Meeting: 'Would Have Done Things Differently'

By Cathy Burke / NEWSMAX

Under fire for a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday conceded that in "retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently."

In his first televised comments since publishing emails about setting up the controversial meeting, the eldest son of President Donald Trump defended his actions to Fox News' Sean Hannity, saying he wanted to hear what the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who reportedly had connections to Moscow, had to say.
"Maybe this is something," Trump Jr. said of his thinking leading up to the meeting. "I should hear them out. ... This was again just basic information that was going to be possibly there. ... I wanted to hear them out and play it out."

The meeting was also attended by Paul Manafort, Trump’s then-campaign manager, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.

"For me this was opposition research," Trump Jr. said. "They had something, you know, maybe concrete evidence to all the stories I’d been hearing about … so I think I wanted to hear it out. But really it went nowhere and it was apparent that wasn’t what the meeting was about."

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