Donald Trump Jr faces calls to testify before Senate over Russia meeting
- President’s son ‘happy’ to provide information on meeting with Russian lawyer
- Trump Jr reportedly told of Russia government efforts to help Trump
- Donald Trump Jr met Russian lawyer who promised information on Clinton
Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer promising information about Hillary Clinton is the first “clear evidence” in public of senior Trump campaign members meeting with Russians while looking for such material, a leading Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Monday.
Later, on Monday night, the New York Times reported that Trump Jr was informed in an email by Rob Goldstone, the intermediary who set up the meeting, that the damaging information about Clinton to be handed over was part of an effort by the Russian government to help the Trump campaign. The Times did not publish the email but reported that three different people had described it to them.