CNN’s Don Lemon issues blistering fact-check: ‘Trump Jr was not exonerated — and neither was his father’
'CNN Tonight' anchor Don Lemon (screengrab)

CNN anchor fact-checked President Donald Trump's latest claims about the legal exposure facing his family that was revealed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Lemon noted a devasting Tuesday interview on CNN with former FBI Director James Comey.

"It comes on the day the president is circling the wagons around his son, Donald Trump Jr.," he noted.

"Here’s the big picture, this is all about revisionist -- keep that in mind," Lemon explained. "The president trying to rewrite inconvenient facts, trying to downplay the Republican-led Senate Intel -- Republican-led, by the way, Republican-led -- Senate Intel committee’s subpoena on his oldest son."

"The fact is Donald Trump Jr. did not testify to Mueller," Lemon noted. "He declined even to sit down for a voluntary interview with the special counsel. And he was not exonerated and neither was his father."