Donald Trump Jr. has told MSNBC he didn’t hear “the most dramatic stories” from his father during his father’s presidency.
“I was there,” Trump Jr., whose father’s White House was rocked by a leak of hacked emails during the 2016 election, said.
“I don’t know what to say, other than to say we did not hear them.”
Trump Jr. said he heard stories of “a lot of people that were getting paid a lot of money, and it’s just not true.”
“I mean, I think the biggest thing is the president didn’t know he was doing that, he didn-he didn’t ask him to do that,” Trump said, citing the president’s repeated insistence that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn not be charged with lying to the FBI.
“He didn’t want to be the one to find out.
He didn’t think he was going to have to find it out.”
Trump Jr., who is the third son of President Donald Trump to hold a high-profile position since his father took office, said he believes his father was acting in good faith when he tried to enlist Flynn as his personal lawyer.
Trump’s son has previously said he is trying to clear his father of any wrongdoing.
Trump Jr.’s comments came as President Donald J. Trump, Jr. defended his father in a series of interviews with ABC News and MSNBC, insisting the White House didn’t leak any damaging information.
The president’s son said that his father “got caught up in his own ego” and that the information about Flynn wasn’t damaging.
“The president didn