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A ‘serious case of amnesia’: House Intel Democrat says Trump Jr. was ‘pretty non-responsive’ in 8-hour interview

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    Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee said their Wednesday interview with Donald Trump Jr., was unhelpful to their ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

    The interview covered several topics including Trump Jr.’s contacts with WikiLeaks and an infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that landed the president’s eldest son in hot water during the summer.


President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., was “pretty non-responsive” on a range of issues during his eight-hour testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, according to a Democratic member of the committee. ”

Committee Democrats asked Trump Jr. about his correspondence with WikiLeaks, but focused most of their questions on the meeting he attended at Trump Tower last June with his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, his father’s campaign chairman at the time.

Trump Jr. did tell the committee that he engaged in a back-and-forth about the wording of the statement with communications director Hope Hicks, a committee source confirmed to Business Insider. ”

Swalwell agreed with Speier’s characterization of Trump Jr.’s testimony as evasive and somewhat unhelpful, and said the Democrats plan to present the Republicans with legal arguments for why attorney-client privilege “doesn’t apply” just because – as Trump Jr. asserted – lawyers were present for the conversations in question.

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