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

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierUS watchdog: 'We failed' to stem Afghan opium production Alyssa Milano visits Capitol Hill to advocate for Equal Rights Amendment Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House 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 TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report 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.”

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“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 SchiffHillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract Schiff invites Strzok to appear before House Intelligence Committee White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies 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.