Donald Trump Jr. Hires Lawyer Amid Spotlight On Meeting With Russian Lawyer | NBC Nightly News


HOWEVER, HAS PIQUED INTEREST ON CAPITOL HILL >> Reporter: TONIGHT DONALD TRUMP JR

HAS HIRED A LAWYER BECOMING THE FOURTH PERSON IN THE PRESIDENT'S INNER CIRCLE TO SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION AS INVESTIGATORS PROBE POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS WITH RUSSIA THIS AFTER TRUMP JR MET WITH A LAWYER WITH TIES TO THE KREMLIN IN JUNE AT TRUMP TOWER, JUST DAYS AFTER HIS FATHER SECURED THE NOMINATION AT FIRST TRUMP JR SAID THE ENCOUNTER WITH NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA WAS TO DISCUSS RUSSIAN ADOPTION, THEN ACKNOWLEDGING HE WAS PROMISED INFORMATION ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO HIS FATHER'S CAMPAIGN

NOW THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SAYS IT WANTS ANSWERS >> DONALD TRUMP JR WILL BE SOMEBODY THAT WE WANT TO TALK TO >> Reporter: TRUMP JR HAS SAID HE'S HAPPY TO MEET WITH THE COMMITTEE TWEETING, NO INCONSISTENCY IN STATEMENTS, MEETING ENDED UP BEING PRIMARILY ABOUT ADOPTIONS

IN RESPONSE TO FURTHER Qs, I SIMPLY PROVIDED MORE DETAILS ALSO IN ATTENDANT, JARED KUSHNER AND THEN-CAMPAIGN CHAIR PAUL MANAFORT THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE PRESIDENT LEARNED ABOUT THE MEETING JUST DAYS AGO CAN YOU SAY DEFINITIVELY THERE WAS NO COLLUSION WITH ANYONE IN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IN RUSSIA? >> I CAN TELL YOU AS THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER IN THE LAST MONTHS OF THE CAMPAIGN, THE WINNING CAMPAIGN, THAT WE DID NOT MEET WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS AND THERE'S NO COLLUSION

>> Reporter: NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE MEETING WAS SET UP AT THE REQUEST OF A RUSSIAN POP STAR, EMIN AGALAROV, WITH FAMILY TIES TO PRESIDENT PUTIN AGALAROV FIRST MET TRUMP DURING THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT WHICH TRUMP OWNED AND LATER APPEARED IN ONE OF THE POP STAR'S MUSIC VIDEOS >> YOU'RE FIRED! >> Reporter: A PUBLICIST FOR THE SINGER TELLS NBC NEWS NOTHING CAME OF THAT MEETING AND THERE WAS NO FOLLOW-UP BETWEEN THE PARTIES IT CAME AMID A CAMPAIGN IN DISARRAY ONE CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL SAYING WE HAD A HABIT OF UNPLANNED MEETINGS WITH UNNAMED PEOPLE

>> I DON'T THINK THIS DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISHES THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS, BUT I THINK IT COMES CLOSE TO DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISHING THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE REACHING OUT HOPING THEY COULD MOVE IT IN THAT DIRECTION >> Reporter: DONALD TRUMP JR WASN'T REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE THE MEETING SINCE HE DOESN'T WORK FOR THE WHITE HOUSE JARED KUSHNER DID ULTIMATELY DISCLOSE THE ENCOUNTER AS A PART OF

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