Mueller’s Russia Probe Is Now Shifting Focus On Trump Jr: Report
According to a BuzzFeed report on Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal prosecutors are focusing their work on Donald Trump Jr.
The 16 prosecutors are looking to find out Trump Jr.’s intent on taking the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya las year. The meeting was also attended by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
According to multiple findings, the meeting was taken by Trump Jr. in order to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton. But, Trump Jr. downplayed the value of the meeting in a statement in June.
“It was a short introductory meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to stop by. We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government, but it was not a campaign issue at the time and there was no follow up,” Trump Jr. said in June.