In a tweet Monday morning, Donald Trump Jr. doubled down on his admission that he'd taken a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the presidential election "to hear info about an opponent." Above a Drudge Report link to a story calling reports on the meeting "a big yawn," Trump Jr. sarcastically quipped that he was "obviously ... the first person on a campaign" to take such a meeting:
Trump Jr. met with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 under the impression that she had compromising information about Hillary Clinton. President Trump's campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also attended.
Trump Jr. said in a statement to The New York Times that Veselnitskaya said she "had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton," but "it quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information."