The former spokesman for President Trump's legal team plans on detailing to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators how Trump and people close to him crafted a press release about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russians, three people familiar with the matter told The New York Times, notably including the detail that White House Communications Director Hope Hicks said Trump Jr.'s emails about the meeting "will never get out,"
Mark Corallo resigned as spokesman in July 2017, the same month the press release was written aboard Air Force One as Trump and his aides flew back to the U.S. from the G-20 summit in Germany. Hicks made the comment about the emails during a conference call, the three people told the Times, and Corallo was concerned she might be contemplating obstruction of justice. The press release said the meeting was "primarily" about Russian adoptions, but when Trump Jr.'s emails were made public it emerged he had been promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
The press release was written in response to questions sent by the Times, and it's one of about 12 subjects that Mueller reportedly wants to focus on during a one-on-one interview with Trump. Corallo received an interview request from the special counsel last week, the Times reports, and he has agreed to the interview. An attorney for Hicks denies the allegations. Catherine Garcia
Editor's note: This article originally misstated the resignation date for Mark Corallo. It has since been corrected. We regret the error.