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Trump Jr. Says Hope Hicks Advised In Russia Meeting Response

Earlier reports asserted the president helped his son write the statement.

Trump Jr. Says Hope Hicks Advised In Russia Meeting Response
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In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. said he didn't work directly with President Donald Trump to craft a statement about his 2016 meeting with Russians, according to CNN.

Older reports said President Trump did directly help his son write a statement.

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But Trump Jr. reportedly said he spoke with White House communications director Hope Hicks, who was on a plane with the president at the time, and that she advised on the statement.

Trump Jr. has admitted to taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer after being promised information that could potentially hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.