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LEGAL/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/DONALD JR: “President Donald Trump’s eldest son on Wednesday [12-6-17] refused to discuss with congressional investigators a father-son conversation earlier this year about how to handle fallout from revelations that he met with a Russian attorney during the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.
During the more than seven-hour session with the House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege when asked for details about a telephone conversation he had with his father after news broke about his meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, the people familiar with the matter said. The younger Mr. Trump has publicly said he met with the attorney to obtain negative information on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Attorneys for both the president and his son were on the call, which took place sometime after a July 8, 2017 New York Times story about the meeting, according to the people familiar with the matter.
An attorney for the younger Mr. Trump didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A White House lawyer declined to comment.”

-Byron Tau, “Donald Trump Jr. Refuses to Discuss Father-Son Talk With Investigators,” The Wall Street Journal online, Dec. 7, 2017 09:16am

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