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Don Jr. cites ‘attorney-client privilege’ as reason he won’t tell Congress about conversations with Trump

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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.

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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.


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"September 20th was a demonstration of intent, of 4 million people who took time off from work or school to say that they are ready to move on and make the changes we need."

As organizers behind Friday's Global Climate Strike reported that four million children and adults attended marches and rallies all over the world—making it the biggest climate protest ever—they assured leaders who have been reticent to take bold climate action that the campaigners' work is far from over.

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