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Trump Jr. Snarkily Downplays Meeting With Russian Lawyer

“Obviously I’m the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent,” Donald Trump Jr. sarcastically tweeted on Monday morning. “[W]ent nowhere but had to listen.” The president’s eldest son included with the tweet a link to Drudge Report’s aggregation of a New York Post column calling revelations about Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney during the 2016 campaign a “big yawn.” The junior Trump’s public defense campaign continued later in the morning when he replied to a New York Times tweet that noted his contradictory explanations for the meeting. “No inconsistency in statements, meeting ended up being primarily about adoptions,” he wrote. “In response to further Q's I simply provided more details.”