Trump: Son ‘a great person who loves our country’

Trump: Son ‘a great person who loves our country’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit MORE defended his embattled eldest son Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday, saying he was "a great person who loves our country."

"My son, Donald, will be interviewed by [Sean Hannity] tonight at 10:00 P.M. He is a great person who loves our country!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump Jr. came under scrutiny amid revelations that he met with a Russian lawyer who had promised him compromising information about his father's Democratic opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care GOP chairmen say they have deal with Justice on documents MORE.

The younger Trump made a series of emails public on Twitter Tuesday detailing his conversation with a trusted intermediary who set up the meeting with the attorney.

In the communications, Trump Jr. was told that the promised information was "part of Russia and its government's support for" his father.

Trump Jr. defended his meeting with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, saying that he thought he was being offered simple opposition research and that she ultimately did not give him compromising information about Clinton. 

Trump Jr. also insisted in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that he never told his father about his meeting, because there was "nothing to tell."

President Trump has remained relatively quiet on the matter. In a statement through White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday, Trump said: "My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.”