Trump Jr questioned in US Congress about Russian Federation

US President Donald Trump center holds a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington DC

US President Donald Trump center holds a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington DC

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMoore gets boost from Bannon in final days of campaign Publicist who arranged Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting to testify before Congress: report Blumenthal: "Credible case" of obstruction of justice can be made against Trump MORE Jr. on Wednesday declined to tell the House Intelligence Committee details about his conversation with President Trump regarding his meeting with a Russian lawyer, citing client privilege, according to the committee's top Democrat.

Kaveladze attended the meeting in Trump Tower between Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Trump Jr. has maintained that it quickly became clear Veselnitskaya had no such information and the meeting revolved around the subject of Russian adoption. He has said that no damaging information was delivered.

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The letter requested that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the 2016 election and President Trump's dismissal of then-FBI Director James Comey "issue a subpoena to compel him [Trump Jr.] to fully account for his actions in front of the American people and to provide this committee with the documents we need to fulfill our important oversight responsibilities". The congressman said that Mr. Trump's lawyer, Alan S. Futerfas, asked the committee for more time to answer questions about that conversation because both he and a lawyer for the president were privy to it. But the bottom line is that if what this lawyer is telling us today is true, there is absolutely no question left that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

"In my view there is no attorney-client privilege that protects a discussion between father and son", Schiff told reporters after the closed-door testimony had ended. Trump Jr. met with members of the House intelligence committee from 10 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, though the panel took breaks for votes during the day. Other Trump aides denied a Washington Post report that Trump "dictated" the statement to his son aboard Air Force One. It was then that Trump Jr., per the sources, said Clinton's testimony was not the same: she was testifying about the 2012 attack in Benghazi where four Americans were killed. Add Donald Trump Jr.as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump Jr. news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Given all of this, the conversations that Trump Jr. may have had with his father both before and after this meeting are relevant to the Russia investigation because they go to the question of what Trump may have known about efforts by high-ranking officials in his campaign about contact with Russian officials and when he may have known it. The meeting was also attended by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. And, if so, what did he know about its objective prior to the time it occurred and what actually happened at that meeting?

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The White House acknowledged President Trump's involvement in crafting his son's misleading statement.

Attorney-client privilege is "a legal privilege that works to keep communications between an attorney and his or her client secret", according to Cornell Law School. As a general rule, of course, the privilege means that conversations between a client and his or her attorney are privileged and can not be revealed in Court or in any other proceeding of a legal nature such as a Congressional investigation.

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