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 TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California 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 ClintonOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — First lady's office pushes for ouster of national security aide | Trump taps retired general as ambassador to Saudis | Mattis to visit border troops | Record number of female veterans to serve in Congress Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February What midterm exit polls tell us about 2020 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.