Donald Trump Jr. Not ‘Scared Going To Jail In Russia Investigation’
Donald Trump Jr. said on Tuesday he is not scared going to jail if Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation uncovered wrongdoing on his part.
“I’m not because I know what I did, and I’m not worried about any of that,” the president’s eldest son said during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, when asked if he is worried about the prospect of jail. “That doesn’t mean they won’t try to create something, I mean, we’ve seen that happen with everything. But, again, I’m not.”
He said he would “deal with it as it comes.”
Trump Jr. is reportedly under investigation over whether he agreed to a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016. The meeting was set to get “dirt” on then rival Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, which would violate federal law.
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Regarding the Mueller probe that is part of wider investigations into Russian interference in the election, he said it made it “very rough” for him.
Trump Jr. also said in the interview there were now very few people in the White House that his father, President Donald Trump, trusted after last week’s publication of an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times. It said that staffers were actively working to thwart Trump’s “worst inclinations.”
“I think that there are people in there he can trust but it is a much smaller group than I would like it to be,” he said. He continued regarding to op-ed itself, “It’s pretty disgusting, it’s pretty sad, perhaps it was a disgruntled person who was thrown out because they did not do what they were supposed to do.”
Trump Jr.’s interview raised some eyebrows among commentators. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said politically no one would have believed it would be a good idea for Trump Jr. to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America.
“I just am stunned. It’s clear that no one communicates in this Trump family,” Todd said.
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