Trump's son says met with Russian lawyer for damaging information on Clinton: NYT

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 07, 2017 12:32 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son told Senate investigators on Thursday that he had set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because she might have had damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported.

Donald Trump Jr., in a prepared statement to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, said it was important to learn about Clinton's "fitness" to be president, the paper said.

"But nothing came of the Trump Tower meeting, he said, and he was adamant that he never colluded with the Russian government’s campaign to disrupt last year’s presidential election," the Times said.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Alistair Bell)