Reoresentative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer last year was in ''violation of oaths of citizenship.'' ROugh Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee called Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who he believed had information damaging to Hillary Clinton "unethical" and in "violation of the oaths of citizenship." Representative Adam Schiff told reporters that the meeting was a breach in norms, adding that the committee wants Donald Trump Jr. to appear before the panel to answer questions about his meeting. The New York Times reported on Monday that Trump Jr. was told in an email before the meeting that the lawyer's offer of information that might damage Clinton was part of a Russian government bid to aid his father's presidential campaign. Publicist Rob Goldstone said in the message to U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information, the paper reported, citing three people with knowledge of the email. Trump Jr. did not mention in a statement on Sunday that he had been told the lawyer might be a proxy for the Kremlin. Allegations of Russian activities designed to sway the 2016 presidential campaign to Donald Trump have shadowed the Republican president's first months in the White House. Congressional committees and a federal special counsel are investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee also called on Trump Jr. to testify.