In an exclusive interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday morning, defeated 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a shot at President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
Clinton claimed Trump Jr’s explanation for the June 2016 meeting he had with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was a lie.
“This meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had at Trump tower,” Matt Lauer brought up to Clinton, adding, “There was a Russian attorney there connected to the government. We now know it was promised that he would receive dirt on you. Initially, we were told it was about Russian adoptions, [but] then he said, ‘I love the fact this could be about dirt.’ He now says he was trying to learn about your fitness for office. What’s your reaction?”
“It’s ridiculous,” Clinton claimed. “It’s another absurd lie to cover up what really was going on, which I hope we uncover and understand.”
In a separate interview with USA Today on Monday, Clinton said she’s “convinced” there was collusion between Trump associates and Russia.
“There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort,” she alleged.
Donald Trump Jr. was grilled last week in a private hearing over his June 9, 2016, meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The Judiciary panel had called for Trump Jr. to testify publicly in July, but he promised to give a private interview instead.
At the hearing, he stated, “To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out. Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.”
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