Trump: Furor over son's Russia meeting 'the greatest Witch Hunt in political history'

Trump: Furor over son's Russia meeting 'the greatest Witch Hunt in political history'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE early Wednesday tweeted support for his son, saying the furor over Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer who offered compromising information about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton offers congratulations over Elliot Page announcement Biden brushes off criticism of budget nominee Mellman: Mired in Partisanship MORE “the greatest Witch Hunt in political history.”

“My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!” the president said.


Trump Jr. late Tuesday said he would be willing to testify about his meeting.

“You have nothing to hide,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said during an interview with Trump Jr. “That means you'll testify under oath, all of that?"

“All of it,” Trump Jr. responded.

He also said he likely would have "done things a little differently" in retrospect.

Trump Jr. earlier in the day released a stunning chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up the election-year meeting.

The information “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” reads one of the emails from Rob Goldstone, who acted as an intermediary to set up the meeting.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump,” wrote Goldstone.

The president on Wednesday also took a shot at the news media for using unidentified sources in coverage of his son.

“Remember, when you hear the words "sources say" from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist,” he tweeted.

The president on Tuesday evening said his son is a “great person who loves our country!” in a tweet promoting Trump Jr.'s appearance on the Fox News show.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders earlier in the day read a statement from the president, who called his son is a “high-quality person.”

President Trump in the statement also applauded Trump Jr.’s “transparency.”

Sanders then referred any questions over the matter to attorneys.

--This report was updated at 7:24 a.m.