President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE’s outside legal team representing him in the ongoing Russia probe knew about the email chain concerning a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer more than three weeks ago, according to a new report.
Yahoo News reported Thursday that Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s lead lawyer handling the Russia probe, was informed about the emails in June after they were discovered by lawyers representing Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser.
Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Reuters that he only found out recently about his eldest son’s meeting with the Russian lawyer last summer who was presented as having compromising information on campaign rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE.
“No, that I didn’t know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this,” Trump said when asked if he knew his eldest son was meeting with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Trump Jr.’s meeting with the lawyer has come under intense scrutiny. The meeting was also attended by Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Trump Jr. on Tuesday released emails between himself and entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting last summer.
Trump Jr. wrote in the emails that he would "love" the information after Goldstone said the lawyer had "sensitive information" that was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."