Buzzfeed: Trump’s Son In Crosshairs Of Special Counsel Mueller


Federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are focusing keenly on the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and are trying to determine his intent when he attended a controversial June 9, 2016, meeting with a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the investigation.


Three public interest groups in July filed complaints with the FEC and the Justice Department, requesting an investigation into whether election laws were violated at the June 9 meeting. Lawrence Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit election law group that joined in the complaint, said that to get a criminal indictment prosecutors would “want to show that Donald Trump Jr. specifically knew that he was talking to a foreign national, and that he was encouraging them to take action that would support the campaign.” He said willfulness can be difficult to prove: “That means that you know what you were doing, and you knew it was illegal.”

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