In his more than eight-hour-long testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Jr. refused to tell investigators what he and his father discussed after the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
As CNN reports, Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege because, as he told investigators, lawyers were present.
The report notes that this was the first time the committee asked Trump Jr. about his conversations with his then-candidate father following the meeting.
Earlier in his marathon hearing, Trump Jr. admitted to speaking to senior White House adviser Hope Hicks (and not his father) after reports about the meeting broke in July of this year. He clarified that as he spoke to Hicks, she and the president were aboard Air Force One as Trump Sr. “was debating between a longer and a shorter statement,” sources familiar with today’s hearing told CNN.
That initial statement, which painted the Trump Tower meeting as one concerning Russian adoption, has since been revealed to be misleading as Trump Jr. himself published emails that showed Kremlin-linked individuals who attended the meeting promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
Watch Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) explain Trump Jr.’s refusal to answer questions about his conversations with his father below.
Trump Jr. "refused to answer any questions about conversations he had with his father" @RepSwalwell on Trump Jr. speaking to Russia investigators today about 2016 Trump Tower Meeting pic.twitter.com/lhKLH9fuQN
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) December 6, 2017
WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama
Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.
According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."
Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.
Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.
Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.
Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.
Lebanon information minister resigns over Beirut blast
Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.
?After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,? she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.
A number of MPs also submitted their resignations a day earlier due to the explosions.
On Saturday afternoon, thousands took to streets in downtown Beirut in anti-government protests that demand the overhaul of the political system, days after massive explosions.