Trump ‘didn’t know about meeting’
13 July, 2017, 12:00 am
US President Donald Trump’s son has said he did not tell his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer who said she could help his election campaign.
Donald Trump Jr told Fox News the meeting was “just a nothing” but he should have handled it differently.
He released emails showing he welcomed an offer to meet the lawyer allegedly linked to the Kremlin and had material damaging to Hillary Clinton.
US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
Since he was elected, President Trump has been dogged by allegations that Russia tried to sabotage Mrs Clinton’s campaign.
He has denied any knowledge of this and Russia has repeatedly denied interfering. Asked by Fox News’ Sean Hannity if he had told his father about last year’s meeting, Mr Trump Jr said: “No. It was just a nothing. There was nothing to tell.