Donald Trump Jr. “cited attorney-client privilege to avoid telling lawmakers about a conversation he previously together with his daddy, President Trump, after news broke come july 1st the more youthful Trump — and top promotion brass — had satisfied with Russia-connected people in Trump Tower through the 2016 promotion,” Politico reports.
“Though neither Trump Jr. nor the president is legal counsel, Trump Jr. told the House Intelligence Committee that there ended up being an attorney within the room during the conversation, based on the committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California. Schiff said he didn’t believe it absolutely was the best invocation of attorney-client privilege.”
Stated Schiff: “we don’t think you’ll shield communications between people simply with a legal professional present. That’s perhaps not the goal of attorney-client privilege.”