Donald Trump Jr. Cites Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Answering Lawmakers’ Questions About Conversations With POTUS
THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS
Donald Trump Jr. cited attorney-client privilege during his interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday in order to not answer questions about discussions he had with his father, President Donald Trump. “I don’t believe you can shield communications between individuals merely by having an attorney present,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the committee. “That’s not the purpose of attorney-client privilege.” Trump Jr. was apparently being questioned about a conversation he had with his father after it was revealed that Trump Jr. met with Russians at Trump Tower last year, and said he could not discuss it with House investigators because there was a lawyer in the room.