Trump Jr. admits to sharing information with Russian lawyer
President Donald Trump Jr., who is under criminal investigation for his meeting with a Russian lawyer, said Monday that he shared information with the Russian lawyer during a conversation that was “incomplete” and “inappropriate.”
The former Trump campaign aide said in an interview with The Washington Post that the discussion focused on sanctions and sanctions relief.
“The discussion was incomplete,” Trump Jr, who is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, said.
“I think it was probably a little bit more in depth than what I’ve said.”
He also said he didn’t know the nature of the information that was shared with him.
“That was a very, very brief conversation,” Trump said.
The president also said that he’s spoken to his son about his actions and said he has “zero tolerance” for anything that would “hurt” the nation’s “trust in our political system.”
Trump Jr and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, have been accused by House Intelligence Committee members of having a role in setting up the June 2016 meeting between Trump Jr.-Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and the Kremlin-backed lawyer.
The meeting took place days before the Republican National Convention.
Trump Jr said Monday in the interview that the topic of sanctions relief was discussed but did not say what it was.
“We did not discuss the specifics of sanctions, but I think there’s no doubt about that,” he said.