House Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierThis week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown Maxine Waters to skip Trump's State of the Union Dem Rep invited #MeToo founder to State of the Union MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Donald Trump Jr.’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee reveals “a very serious case of amnesia." She slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE’s eldest son for not answering the committee’s questions. 

“My takeaway is he has a very serious case of amnesia and he was pretty nonresponsive on a lot of issues that frankly, you would have a recollection of, considering it was just a year ago that many of these events took place,” Speier told CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront.”

“So, it’s — there’s still a lot of pieces to this puzzle that we don’t have the answers to,” she later added in the interview.

Speier’s remarks come after Trump Jr. took part in a closed-door meeting in front of the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s election meddling and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin. 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mueller has subpoenaed Bannon in Russia probe: report MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the committee, said after the testimony that Trump Jr. refused to provide answers about a conversation with his father, President Trump, regarding a controversial 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Trump Jr., according to Schiff, invoked attorney-client privilege when asked about the conversation because he said a lawyer was present.