The eldest son of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., said that he met with a Russian lawyer. The Russian lawyer claimed he had damaging information about the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections.

The president's son named the Russian lawyer as Natalia Veselnitskaya. Despite meeting with her, the president’s eldest son said that he did not acquire any relevant information regarding Clinton. He also revealed that his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the president’s former campaign head, Paul J. Manafort, came with Donald Trump Jr.

at the meeting.

The New York Times exposed the story, but it was not confirmed until after the report came out. The younger Donald released a statement confirming the meeting but not the details that went with the publication’s report.

Meeting took place on June 9, 2016

BBC reported that the meeting took place on June 9, 2016, at the Trump Tower. This vital information comes after the FBI continued their probe on the president and the officials regarding the possibility that they worked with the Russians to meddle with the November presidential elections.

Conflicting statements

According to BBC, initially, the younger Donald said that the meeting with Veselnitskaya was about adoption. In another statement released later, he said she claimed to have information about individuals connected to Russia and that they were supporting Clinton at the time.

The son of the President said the statements of the Russian lawyer were vague and did not make any sense.

He later added that when he realized she had no vital information regarding Clinton, the conversation shifted to adopting Russian children. They talked about the Magnitsky Act which made Russian President Vladimir Putin stop adoptions of Russian children.

He noted that he realized it was the agenda of the Russian lawyer all along.

The lawyers of Kushner said questions about the meeting should be made to Donald Trump Jr. Manafort, on the other hand, did not want to comment.

President Donald Trump continues to deny allegations

The president continues to insist that he did not have anything to do with the Russians regarding the elections.

However, he did say that he can only speak for himself as there have been reports that people in his administration might have done otherwise.

American intelligence agencies stated that Russian hackers indeed worked with some people in the U.S. during the elections and they believe the Russians could launch cyber attacks again.