(NBC News) The investigation into Russian election meddling has entered a new phase, one closer to the president himself.
Donald Trump, Jr. was interviewed by Congressional investigators Wednesday, but refused to answer questions about a 2016 phone conversation he had with his father. The call was made after meeting with a Russian lawyer who’d promised incriminating “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
The White House defended Trump Jr.’s refusal to discuss the call.
“We believe his lawyers had a legitimate reason and basis for not answering those questions,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
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