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Trump calls his son a 'high quality person' in response to email release

While President Trump has offered no tweets in defense of his son, Donald Trump Jr., who on Tuesday was definitively tied to knowingly meeting with a Russian government source for information about Hillary Clinton, America's 45th president said in a statement read by Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that "my son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency."

Trump Jr. released a startling email chain on Tuesday confirming he met with a Kremlin-linked source in June 2016 to get information about Clinton. Many people have responded in utter bafflement at his honest, and potentially incriminating, confession.

While Trump offered multiple tweets defending his daughter, Ivanka, after she sat in for him at a G-20 conference, he has remained curiously quiet about the revelations involving his eldest son. Sanders could not confirm that last time Trump and his son spoke.