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Donald Trump Jr. under Mueller investigation microscope

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, turns out to be a recurring character in the Mueller drama, in a way that complicates Republican efforts to dismiss the investigation as "nothing to see here." First, Don Jr. was at the center of the Trump Tower campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer, emailing "I love it" after the first overture and later putting out a statement that President Trump helped prepare, and was inaccurate.

The latest: Now, the N.Y. Times reports in Sunday's lead story — under the headline, "Trump Inquiry Grows to Include Contacts in Gulf" — that Mueller is looking into another meeting Don Jr. held at Trump Tower.