Trump Jr. admits he 'probably would have done things a little differently' amid fallout over Russia emails

Donald Trump Jr. admitted that he "probably would have done things a little differently" after an explosive New York Times report indicated that he was receiving information from Russian sources.

"In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently," Trump Jr. said to Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night. "Again, this is before the Russia-mania, this is before they were building it up in the press."

The eldest son of President Donald Trump recounted that the 2016 meeting, which was arranged by music publicist Rob Goldstone, a representative of the son of a wealthy Azerbaijani-Russian developer, was "nothing" and that he "wouldn't have even remembered it" until it became a headline.

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If this isn't treasonous, I'm not sure what is. https://t.co/QrBaaf4psM
Is this Hillary Collusion?? https://t.co/JMX4kqIbt7
Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American. @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/nnWxmryCKV
.@LindseyGrahamSC on CNN: I know Don Jr and Jared Kushner are new to politics but this is going to require a lot of questions to be answered
.@realDonaldTrump’s son & aides met w/ Russian agent to influence our election. That is a fact.… https://t.co/Enf0NK8AGj
.@MerriamWebster definition of #collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful p… https://t.co/Rqo26PD5Xw
Liberal media in a frenzy because Donald Trump Jr released all his emails. Should've just deleted them. We know that's fine with them!
What seems interesting: Email tells Trump Jr. the effort is part of Russia government's efforts to help Trump. He doesn't ask questions.
"On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by @DonaldJTrumpJr to collude with Russia" --@JakeTapper on @CNN
So...this is it right?
I consider my friend @DonaldJTrumpJr a honorable man in every sense of the word . 🇺🇸✌️
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says Trump Jr. emails are "almost a smoking cannon." Told me "there's no question this is treason."
.@matthewamiller: I don't know how anyone can come out and defend what is in these emails, whether republican or democrat #AMR
Graham: Trump Jr. "definitely has to testify" https://t.co/SzwEwq9LLE
Sen. Hatch says the Don Jr. emails are not "relevant" and "all this stuff about Trump's sons and daughter -- it's a bunch of bunk."
Statement from @VPPressSec on Donald Trump Jr meeting and @VP's knowledge https://t.co/iYiyoWfHRx
There's NO way Don Jr, Jared & Paul Manafort met w/ the Russian Gov't operative without advising Donald Trump in advance. HE'S GUILTY, TOO!
Tapper: "This can't be dismissed as people out to get Donald J. Trump Jr. or fake news. This is evidence of willing… https://t.co/oSaRNQBtLb
So, I just talked to Mark Warner: https://t.co/eXm4ECI3OW
Sen @ChrisMurphyCT on Don Jr: "For a long time we saw a lot of smoke but no fire, you're seeing the fire today."
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The meeting between Trump Jr., Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and other senior officials of Trump's presidential campaign was alleged to have been held under the assumption that Veselnitskaya would be furnishing information that would have harmed Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 US presidential election.

Following The Times' report; however, Trump Jr. claimed that the meeting produced no damaging information, and instead, pivoted toward the Magnitsky Act, a US law that blacklisted Russians accused of human-rights violations.

"For me, this was opposition research, they had something, you know, maybe concrete evidence to all the stories I'd been hearing about but they were probably underreported for years, not just the campaign," Trump Jr. said. "So I think I wanted to hear it out, but really, it went nowhere and it was apparent that wasn't what the meeting was actually about."

"It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame," Trump Jr. said.

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