Scaramucci defends Trump Jr. amid new report

Scaramucci defends Trump Jr. amid new report
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Anthony Scaramucci, who serves as a senior vice president of the Export-Import Bank and has been a vocal surrogate for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE, defended Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday amid new reports about his contact with Russian nationals.

“.@DonaldJTrumpJr is a virtuous and honorable man. Virtue means the courage to act with integrity. Don does that everyday. #stopwitchunt,” Scaramucci wrote on Twitter. 

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Scaramucci’s tweet came hours after The New York Times published a story that said Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who had ties to the Kremlin after being promised harmful information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE.  

The Times on Saturday reported that Trump Jr. arranged a meeting with the lawyer at Trump Tower several weeks after his father secured the Republican presidential nomination.

In a statement to the Times, Trump Jr. confirmed that he had met with the lawyer at the request of an acquaintance but denied that he received any information on Clinton.

He said she brought up Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, but: “Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”