Before his meeting with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Donald Trump Jr. reportedly received an e-mail, informing him that the information about Hillary Clinton is part of Russian government's effort to support then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Several sources confirmed that the e-mail was sent by Rob Goldstone, who reportedly assisted in arranging the controversial meeting which took place on June 9, 2016, at Trump Tower. On Saturday, the presidential Son said he initially thought the meeting with Veselnitskaya was intended to discuss the program on adoptions of Russian children. He, however, admitted that he was interested in receiving information that would damage the presidential bet of the Democratic Party.

The said meeting was attended by Paul J. Manafort and Jared Kushner who confirmed their attendance through confidential government documents. The two, however, refused to disclose the details of the assembly. The June 2016 caucus is the first confirmed private meeting between Russia and Trump's campaign team members.

'Pre-Russia mania'

After giving contradicting statements over the weekend, Trump Jr. graced an interview with Fox News to speak up about his controversial meeting with the Russian lawyer in the wake of the election campaign. The presidential son clarified the meeting only lasted for 20 minutes and said "nothing" was significant about it.

He, however, admitted that he would have handled things differently when he agreed to meet Veselnitskaya in Manhattan. "I wouldn’t have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff.

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It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame," he told the news outlet.

His statements came after he uploaded his "e-mail chain" with Goldstone on social media. Trump Jr. also attached his statement in order to be "totally transparent" over the Russian controversy.

When asked about Goldstone’s e-mail, the former TV personality questioned its credibility and the intention of the message."Someone sent me an email. I can’t help what someone sends me. I read it, I responded accordingly," he added.

POTUS steps up for eldest son

The U.S. leader, on the other hand, has remained silent in the wake of his son's Russian controversy. A source told CNN that the president was reportedly advised no to comment about the issue before he returned to Twitter on Wednesday morning to defend Trump Jr.

This was his first statement three days after his eldest son was confirmed to have met a Russian lawyer after he was promised damaging information about Clinton.