Jul 11, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump Jr.'s contradictory stories on Russian support for his dad

Donald Trump Jr. told CNN in July 2016 that the theory that Russians tried to help Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and hurt Hillary Clinton was "so phony," "disgusting," and "lie after lie." He said Trump's opposition would "do anything to win."

Just one month before the CNN interview, Trump Jr. was informed before taking a meeting with a "Russian government attorney" was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." When told the attorney had information that would "incriminate Hillary" Clinton, Trump said "if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer."

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