President Trump’s eldest son said Sunday that there was more to his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year than previously acknowledged, prompting fresh speculation about Trump campaign intrigue with the Kremlin.
In a startling switch, Donald Trump Jr. said the lawyer claimed Russia was working to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
When the New York Times first reported the meeting Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. issued a statement saying the meeting was focused mainly on a discontinued program for U.S. adoptions of Russian children
The younger Mr. Trump said that during the meeting the lawyer claimed to have information that “individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee” and supporting Clinton.
He said no details or supporting information was ever offered, and that his father was unaware of the meeting.