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Donald Trump, Jr., right, invoked attorney-client privileges numerous times during a closed door House intelligence committee investigation in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

During the eight-hour testimony, Don Jr. told investigators that he did not communicate with his father about responding to reports that he met with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who promised she had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. was specifically asked about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Veselnitskaya. He said the meeting lasted less than 20 minutes.

The President's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were also in on the meeting with the Russian lawyer. Kushner was the first to leave the meeting when Veselnitskaya only wanted to discuss a Russian adoption program.

Manafort was later indicted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller for money laundering and other white collar crimes. He is currently out on $12 million bond and remains on house arrest.

Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Trump Jr. said he spoke with White House press secretary Hope Hicks (pictured right with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway) about crafting a response to the meeting after the news broke. He said his father, President Trump, was not involved in his response.

But that contradicted with a White House statement that President Trump was involved in drafting a response with Hicks aboard Air Force One.

Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege and refused to disclose what he said to his father during an exchange in July.

Neither Trump Jr. nor Trump Sr. are lawyers, but Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege anyway because he said an attorney was in the room with them at the time.

"I don’t believe you can shield communications between individuals merely by having an attorney present," said the committee's Rep. Adam Schiff, who pressed Trump Jr. for answers.

Trump Jr. was grilled by House intelligence committee investigators on Wednesday as part of the ongoing probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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  • Jen_no_juice

    “I don’t believe you can shield communications between individuals merely by having an attorney present,”

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "He said his father, President Trump, was not involved in his response.
    But that contradicted with a White House statement that President Trump was involved in drafting a response with Hicks aboard Air Force One."
    I think the word for that is "perjury".

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They're grasping at straws now... getting desperate.
    They know Hurricane Mueller is about to hit them.

  • Luv Pitties

    Hope Hicks looks like a brunette Marla Maples

  • V Dubb

    Oh please this little "Gotta please my Daddy" prick knows he runs to tell his Daddy everything. You're caught jerk.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I've notice that trumps circles under his eyes are white (the color of his natural skin), why not dye that part too the infamous ORANGE?

  • JRock

    More perjury and more lies. Wow! Those Dumps just keep digging that hole for themselves deeper and deeper. In my McDonald's jingle voice "I'm loving it"! Can't wait for them to be outta here and locked the hell up!

  • Phillybruh

    I believe Trump learned how deep his campaign was in with the Russians after he won, and the Russians reminded him how much money he was indebted to them. This will all come down to the Presidents Money and how he made it. He knows this, Manafort knew this, Flynn knew this because he was already in bed with them and why he hitched his wagon to Trump and the rest learned it after he won. Remember the Clinton campaign didn't even use the information they turned it over to the FBI. And Jill Stein took her Russian money and sat down somewhere, because she was paid to run as a third party candidate.

  • Mark mcharm

    Funny you would say Mcdonalds those things are going to be the end for president tangerine did you see him slurring his speech. ?

  • JRock

    No, I did not see that. I did read that he is addicted to McDonald's food. Anyway he goes is fine with me just as long as he goes. Do you think he had a stroke?

  • Mark mcharm

    Trump ended the speech with “God bless Israel. God bless the Palestinians, and God bless the United States,” but the last part of phrase was clearly mangled. ??

  • JRock

    He just needs to go! He is quite pathetic.

    I think I found the answer to the slurring you mentioned. Just read that his old ass wears dentures and they were falling out of his mouth while he was once again showing how much of an idiot he is by talking.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, his father had Alheimer's disease, so at his age, it wouldnt surprise me if he starts showing signs of Alheimers or dementia.
    Its clear that he's not as mentally sharp as he used to be even 10-15 years ago.

  • klwbaby

    All the lawsuits this crew has been been involved in and they don't know how the attorney-client privilege process works??!!!??

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lies lies and surprise more lies....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Some people are saying his dentures slipped.
    Whatever it is he needs to get himself together.

  • hottlanta

    What we have here is a major display of white privilege on parade here. People kill me saying they did lie but still concentrating on one word "collusion" so there was no crime committed. They were all over Brian Ross false reporting for him to step down but said nothing during the same time period about Dump tweeting 3 false videos about Muslims and Dump should step down.

  • Phillybruh

    They went looking for collusion but found so much more, which is why he wanted it shut down.

  • klwbaby

    I guess someone forgot his poligrip because his dentures were doing the electric slide in his mouth.

  • Wreckognize Game

    The Trumps went into the White House thinking they are smarter than everybody. It has been one slippery maneuver after the other. He can't be charged with obstruction, his son met with the Russians not him, he wasn't the one talking on tape with Billy Bush etc. Man's law might not get him but God will take care of all the shenanigans

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  • JRock

    Does anyone remember those orange pieces of candy we used to get on Halloween when we were little crumb snatchers back in the day? They weren't quite marshmallows but they were orange and quilted looking. I forget what they were called. But don't Dump look like one of them?

    My bad. I digressed. Dump is going to resign. I don't think the repugnant republicans will impeach him. The reason Mueller will force him to resign is to keep his alien looking seeds from going to jail.

    Look carefully at Mike Flynn's statement when he dropped a dime on Dump and at the same time admitted to lying to the FBI.

    He said "I am doing what's best for my family". Translation: Mueller was coming for Flynn's son and possibly other family members who may have been accessories to some of Flynn's crimes (oh, yes, he committed some shit) and Flynn was like oh hell no. You can't take out my family.

    Dump will do the same thing once Mueller shows him that yes he can be charged with obstruction of justice as well as a whole bunch of other shit. King Kong ain't got nothing on the shit that's about to fall out of Skull Island otherwise known as the Dumps.

  • 5000BlinK

    Threw her azz under the bus and rolled right ova....... NO STOPPING

  • teather

    Y'all apparently haven't read the headlines today. He's a liar. The whistleblower has already blown this bag of Cheetoes to pieces. Collusion is the LEAST of their problems. That was the early days. All these folks are in trouble, including members of Congress who were complicit. Sexual harassment is the least of their problems. Looks like time for a revolution, whether ppl want it or not. That's how change works.

  • JRock

    Do you have a link to the latest story you're referring to? I can't wait for this orange faced cracker and his bad omen seeds to go.

  • Browneyes

    Hope has to take one for the team

  • wiseone

    Yeah but other than collusion with the Russians Mueller has stumbled on to other shady dealings and he subpeonoed Dump's bank records.