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Lewandowski knew nothing about Trump Jr. meeting because it ‘was a nothing meeting’

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Corey Lewandowski said Wednesday that he didn’t know anything about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary Clinton because it was a “nothing meeting.”

“I knew nothing about the meeting and the reason I knew nothing about the meeting — because there was nothing to the meeting,” Lewandowski, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager at the time of the meeting, said during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

{mosads}”If this is a meeting that has any information that would have been relevant to the campaign or could have potentially impacted the outcome of the election, I would have been made aware of it,” he said.

“President Trump would have been made aware of it. Neither one of us knew anything about the meeting because it was a nothing meeting. That’s why.”

Trump Jr. on Tuesday released a chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up a meeting in June 2016 with the Russia lawyer.

Her information “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read 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.

On Wednesday morning, President Trump defended his son.
 
“My son Donald did a good job last night,” Trump tweeted, referring to an interview with Trump Jr. on Fox News. “He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history.”
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