House Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierJimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75th anniversary, longest-married presidential couple Military braces for sea change on justice reform House panel plans mid-July consideration of military justice overhaul MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Donald Trump Jr.’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee reveals “a very serious case of amnesia." She slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE’s eldest son for not answering the committee’s questions. 

“My takeaway is he has a very serious case of amnesia and he was pretty nonresponsive on a lot of issues that frankly, you would have a recollection of, considering it was just a year ago that many of these events took place,” Speier told CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront.”


“So, it’s — there’s still a lot of pieces to this puzzle that we don’t have the answers to,” she later added in the interview.

Speier’s remarks come after Trump Jr. took part in a closed-door meeting in front of the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s election meddling and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin. 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffA new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign Officers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the committee, said after the testimony that Trump Jr. refused to provide answers about a conversation with his father, President Trump, regarding a controversial 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Trump Jr., according to Schiff, invoked attorney-client privilege when asked about the conversation because he said a lawyer was present.