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Daily Mail reported, when Donald Trump Jr. faced a tense Senate Intelligence Committee grilling on Wednesday, he ignored his own lawyers’ objections to nearly a dozen pointed questions and answered them anyway, according to a source with knowledge of what happened behind closed doors.

Trump Jr. overruled his legal advisors who told him he should refuse to answer some questions about discrepancies between his earlier testimony and that of Michael Cohen, the president’s disgraced former lawyer who is serving a 3-year prison term for crimes including lying to Congress.

A second source, who was present Wednesday in the room on Capitol Hill, confirmed the account after this story was first published.

The president’s eldest son told reporters on Capitol Hill after his appearance that ‘there was nothing to change’ about his sworn statements.

‘If there needed to be clarification because Michael Cohen – who, let’s not forget, is serving time right now for lying to these very investigative bodies – I’m happy to do that,’ he said.

‘I don’t think I changed anything of what I’ve said because there was nothing to change. I’m glad that this is finally over [and] we’re able to put some final clarity on that. And I think the committee understands that.’

Asked if he was worried about tempting Democrats to seek a perjury charge against him, Trump Jr. responded: ‘Not at all.’

The source who spoke to DailyMail.com early on Wednesday afternoon said Trump Jr. was eager to deny Democrats on the committee the opportunity to say he was evasive or refused to give them any information they demanded.

He emerged afterward wearing a wide grin after three hours in the hot seat.

Republican committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr subpoenaed him for his testimony as part of the committee’s Russia probe. He later shortened the length of Wednesday’s follow-up interview following negotiations prompted by the subpoena.

Trump Jr. had already appeared before the same panel and the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, delivering about 20 hours of testimony.

Investigators were expected to push Trump Jr. for more information about an aborted Trump Tower deal in Moscow that former Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen testified he was negotiating through the summer of 2016 as Donald Trump was running for president.

Trump Jr. told the Judiciary Committee in 2017 that he was only ‘peripherally aware’ of the later-abandoned deal; Cohen provided a memorandum of understanding and proposed sketches that came along with it.

The committee also asked about the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that Trump Jr. attended, and which was featured in the Mueller report.

The report said there were ‘reasonable arguments’ that the foreign dirt on campaign rival Hillary Clinton offered to set up the meeting constituted a ‘thing of value.’

A source close to Trump Jr. told DailyMail.com that he was frustrated to read news coverage that failed to explain the questions would concern disagreement between his testimony and that of Michael Cohen and Rick Gates.

‘The two people where he has conflicting testimony are going to jail for lying,’ the source said Tuesday while declining to be identified. ‘If Don’s being questioned about the testimony of two people who would say anything to get themselves out of a jam and are going to jail, or are in jail, for lying to these bodies, that’s a stretch.’

‘If Robert Mueller and his dream team of 19 left-wing Hillary Clinton donors could have gotten Don Jr. for perjury, they would have,’ the person added. ‘But it’s a desperate attempt by these committees to keep this bulls**t going.’

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25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Gail

    June 13, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I wish I could have been a fly on the wall! I am sick of these Democrats and their nonsense! It is time for all of them to start working for the American People and get over the election that they could not get Hillary elected!

  2. Mari Brenner

    June 13, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Thank you, DJT, JR!! Made our day! They are all really, really stupid! LOLOLOLOL

  3. Donald

    June 13, 2019 at 1:03 am

    The democrat party has morphed into the party of “anti-American values”! No integrity, no substance, no honesty”!

    • Mike Graybeal

      June 13, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Well said. Direct to the Point and TRUE.

    • ltrail

      June 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

      We ought not to sugarcoat what the Democrat Party actually is these days. When it became unpopular to be found out as a member of the Communist Party of America, members joined the rank and file of the Democrat Party. Therein lies the reason for godlessness, anti-America, thuggery, lies, name-calling, voter-fraud, and violence coming from the Democrat Party liberals. And most of the MSM is an arm of the Democrat Party. Communists love to control the media and spew their propaganda

  4. Proud vet

    June 13, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I think it’s about time that the spineless Republicans who have everything on their side should stick it to the Democrats and start suing each one of them for their evasive actions in regard to all Obamas dealings with while he was in power that were illegal. It’s time to start bringing them and burning them! You’re nothing but kind meanest always hiding behind something and specially the constitution one favors them and we’re not they burn the constitution to the ground,For the sake of all who died for this nation it’s time to burn the communist a.k.a. Democrat party to the ground

    • Barbara Booker

      June 13, 2019 at 1:30 am

      I think the democrats behind this BS should be removed from office for violating their oath of office !!! None of them have done that to protect the country or the people !!!

    • JAIME.

      June 13, 2019 at 4:05 am

      CORRECT!

    • RogueOps Novels

      June 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

      Thank you, sir!

  5. LST

    June 13, 2019 at 1:24 am

    This shit will never, ever end, it’ll continue well into Trump’s second term. Those fucking demonrats will probably investigate what brand of toilet paper Trump uses, and how much he chews his food. It’s the crooked demonrats who need investigating.

    • David

      June 13, 2019 at 1:36 am

      I disagree only because in President Trump’s 2nd term he will regain the house and neuter the Demonrat party and continue to make America great again

      • Joyce

        June 13, 2019 at 1:50 pm

        Unfortunately, when Republicans had the majority in both houses of Congress, they did nothing to pass legislation in support of President Trump’s goals. The failure of both parties to act in the best interest of the citizens of this country is exactly why we elected POTUS Trump. As much as I would like to believe this will change, I have to doubt it.

  6. Janette

    June 13, 2019 at 2:30 am

    The dems are sickening it’s all bullshit. It’s like a broken record when will these people pay for what they done to these country and the people.I think half of congress should be hamdcuff and remove..

  7. Jannette

    June 13, 2019 at 2:34 am

    The dems are sickening it’s all bullshit. It’s like a broken record when will these people pay for what they done to these country and the people.I think half of congress should be hamdcuff and remove..

  8. Rebecca Holstine

    June 13, 2019 at 2:35 am

    David I hope Trump regains the house and neuters the Democrat party. I have lived a long time, and I have never seen a circus like the one they have conducted since Trump was elected. Who would have thought they were not able to have a peaceful transfer of power. What the heck happened to them? Of course thinking back I can see where it was leading up to this. It started back with Al Gore not accepting the results of his election.

  9. Kenneth Barr

    June 13, 2019 at 3:59 am

    We have had enough Democrats !!!!! Stop this bullshit !! Is this the new way of government for future elections in USA?? You the sick politicians are / will be cause for another civil war!!!! May you burn in hell!!!

  10. Severa Hill

    June 13, 2019 at 4:25 am

    That’s all we hear from the Demons in the Dem party the house and senate Dems. AMERICANS ARE TOTALLY UPSET AND TIRED OF THEIR NEGATIVE ACTIONS. They do nothing but criticize, condemn and complain against President Trump. Any company whose employees do not produce anything on the job they fire them. The Democrats need to be fired for not producing anything for the American people. They are producing for foreign countries and that is not what our government should be doing. Proud of Trump Jr. for staying with his honest answers to the Democrat committee. This needs to stop. They have tried to many things to get rid of a duly elected president and that is a treasonous coup. The democrats are the ones who are obstructing justice. Americans are voting for President Trump 2020. He has produced a lot for the American people. He is a true patriot American and loves our country just like we do.

  11. neo

    June 13, 2019 at 4:54 am

    We as citizens should DEMAND that these SAME investigative bodies subpoena Killery/Barry “O” to answer questions on the SAME “Russian Hoax”…and ask them what did they know and WHEN did they know it, and what if anything did they do about the Russian interference.

  12. J R

    June 13, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Stall. Delay. Diversions. Distractions. Bottom line: Take the heat off of themselves. Try to push THEIR crimes out of the public eye, and BRAINWASH their faithful into continuing to believe in them. They are DESPERATE. They cannot “pin the tail on the donkey.” If they could, our president and his son would already be breaking rocks. Damn the low life establishment men who hide behind an “R” badge for not putting their guilty asses in jail. Oh yeah………they’d have to break some rocks themselves. Bastards.

  13. alex jacques

    June 13, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Lots of fun in the good old USA.

  14. Pauline

    June 13, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Good for you, Mr. Trump! You really socked it to the Demonrats! They need to do the job their constituents elected them to do — help not hinder, run the country! They are a bunch of sore losers who have had it their way for 8 years . KiLAIRy lost the election! Grow up! Get to work!

  15. Big Montana

    June 13, 2019 at 9:29 am

    People, start recall proceedings against the “D” party thugs.

  16. abolishliberalism

    June 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    If its one thing i have learned from all these ridicules hearings is that if you are in front of congress being questioned for ANYTHING… Plead the 5th and NEVER give them an answer consisting of anything more than “I PLEAD THE FIFTH!” because if one of those snakes in Congress wants to get you on something, they will ask you in different ways and if you answer differently than before they will get you for lying to congress.

  17. Rick

    June 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    The dumocrats are nothing but dirt bags.They aren’t doing anything for the American people and are only interested in their agenda. They continue to ignore the border problem.

  18. IMJustice

    June 13, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I read all the “Conservative” comments here against the corrupt left.
    And, yet another month goes by, and the same game.

    Can anyone tell me why so many support all of them?
    Or, do we just have some really messed up individuals in this country,
    that are not only very strange human beings, but will believe just about anything.

    You know, I’ve said this before, and I’ll stick by it:
    I have been in Professional sales for 40 years. Any unscrupulous or bad sales person
    can sell something to an idiot, or someone not educated enough to say “But wait!”,
    “I disagree, or I don’t like that.”

    And do you know how they accomplish that sort of thing in ANY industry?

    That’s right … With attacking your emotions and sensitivities …
    Not with content or value … A good story is the answer in a lot of
    sales environments … And the Democrat anything is a very good example …

    Republicans have to know their shit, Democrats have to know the “lingo” …

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