Transcript for Donald Trump Jr. grilled by members of the House Intelligence Committee
investigation, and questions tonight about Donald Trump jr.'s answers on capitol hill. About that trump tower meeting with the Russian lawyer during the campaign. The president's son refusing to answer questions about what he told his father about that meeting, claiming attorney/client privilege. Here's ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: Tonight, the white house is facing questions about why Donald Trump Jr. Is refusing to tell congress what he told his father after news broke about that controversial meeting in trump tower with a Russian lawyer. Trump Jr. Spent about eight hours before the house intelligence committee, answering questions about his June 2016 meeting. He had been told the Russian lawyer had dirt on Hillary Clinton as, quote, part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump. Trump Jr. Acknowledged discussing the matter with the president when the news broke over the summer. But he refused to describe that discussion, citing attorney/client privilege, because he said lawyers for him and his father were also on the phone. The top Democrat on the committee says that's bonus. In my view there is no attorney/client privilege that protects a discussion between father and son. Reporter: We put that to the white house press secretary. We believe that his lawyers had a legitimate reason and basis for not answering the questions, but that's something I would direct you to his attorneys to address more fully. Reporter: But can you explain to me how it can be attorney/client privilege when neither Donald Trump nor president trump are attorneys? Again, that's something that you would have to talk with don jr.'s attorneys about. That's not something I'm able to comment from here. Reporter: Trump Jr. Hasn't said anything on the subject since his marathon testimony yesterday. But he did share a picture of the helicopter he presumably took back to New York, writing, "Time to roll." The top Democrat on the house intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena Donald Trump Jr., saying this is a central communication about a P pifal meeting, he says that Donald Trump Jr. Has to answer questions about what he and his father discussed.
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