The Senate Intelligence Committee obtained phone records showing Donald Trump Jr. did not speak with his father from a blocked telephone number in the days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
The finding, first reported by CNN, undercuts Democrats’ theory Trump Jr. might have told his father in those phone calls about the Trump Tower meeting, which was held June 9, 2016, with a group of Russians who had offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Democrats led by California Rep. Adam Schiff long theorized the phone calls were between father and son and that they could have discussed the meeting.
“We wanted to get the phone records to determine, was Donald Trump talking to his son about this meeting,” Schiff told CNN in November 2018.
It’s an obvious investigative step, but one the Republicans were unwilling to take because they were afraid of where the evidence might lead.”
Phone records provided to the Senate Intelligence panel shows the calls were between Trump Jr. and two business associates, according to CNN.
The calls were made in the days before the Trump Tower meeting. Another call occurred several hours after the meeting. The identity of the business associates is not clear.
Investigators with both the special counsel’s office and in Congress have been interested in the Trump Tower meeting because Trump Jr. accepted it after being told a Russian attorney wanted to provide information about Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. celebrated the news on Twitter with a slap to Rep. Schiff.
“Has anyone heard from Adam Schiff?” Trump Jr. said in a tweet.
“I imagine he’s busy leaking other confidential info from the House Intelligence Committee to change the subject?!?” he said.
Has anyone heard from Adam Schiff?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2019
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