'We can't accept anything Don Jr. says' about Russia meeting: Schiff

Schiff said the meeting was "evidence in black and white."

"Of course we can't accept much the president says about this either,” Schiff (D-Calif.) told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on “This Week” Sunday about the meeting that the president's eldest son had in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer.

Schiff said, “Here you have now, evidence in black and white that, yes, the campaign was encouraging the Russians to give them dirt."

"This is about as clear ... evidence [as] you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the Russians, to get useful information from the Russians,” he said.

“If you look at the president's statements around this time [of Don Jr.'s meeting], he announces a speech he's going to give where he's going to give the dirt on Hillary Clinton that he then cancels,” said Schiff.

“That would corroborate that Don Jr. didn't get the information he was hoping for. But of course, it contradicts the idea that [the president] was unaware” of the meeting, the congressman said.

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