MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace tears up Trump Jr. testimony on Russia meeting: 'Lies, lies, lies'

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace tears up Trump Jr. testimony on Russia meeting: 'Lies, lies, lies'

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace hit Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpOn The Money: Trump signs first 2019 'minibus' spending package | Mueller probing transactions by Russian organizers of Trump Tower meeting | Stocks brush off trade fears Trump Jr. slams Rosenstein report: 'No one is shocked' Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump, NYT says MORE on Monday over his testimony on a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, calling the president's son's comments "lies, lies, lies."

Wallace during a segment on "Deadline White House" read aloud Trump Jr.'s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last September, when he discussed his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and top campaign aides at Trump Tower in 2016. The Kremlin-linked lawyer had offered dirt on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE's Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE.

Wallace read the part of Trump Jr.'s testimony in which he said he did not know whether President Trump was involved in crafting his initial statement on the meeting. In that same testimony, Trump Jr. said his father may have "commented through [former White House communications director] Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksWhite House aides tried to get Trump to fact-check his tweets: Woodward book Omarosa: Trump hired Hope Hicks because she is pretty Trump officials pushing Hope Hicks to join 2020 campaign: report MORE."

"Lies, lies, lies," Wallace said as she ripped up the paper in her hand.

Wallace's segment on Trump Jr.'s testimony came after a bombshell report by The New York Times that Trump's lawyers revealed in a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller that the president had dictated Trump Jr.'s statement on the Trump Tower meeting. 

The report contradicted Trump Jr.'s testimony and the statements of Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, who previously denied the president had any involvement crafting Trump Jr.'s response to reports about the meeting.

The meeting, and the potential coordinated cover-up, has been a focus in Mueller's investigation of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential race. The changing narrative surrounding the Trump Tower events is likely to raise new legal questions, despite the president's lawyer's assertions that he did not and cannot obstruct justice.

Wallace, a former communications director to President George W. Bush, has repeatedly criticized Trump and his administration this year. In late May, she stopped reading Trump's tweets attacking the FBI on air, calling them "boldface lies."