Phone records obtained by the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal Donald Trump Jr. did not call his father from a blocked telephone number in the days leading up to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross explains:
The finding, first reported by CNN, undercuts Democrats’ theory Trump Jr. might have told his father in those phone calls about the Trump Tower meeting, which was held June 9, 2016, with a group of Russians who had offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Democrats led by California Rep. Adam Schiff long theorized the phone calls were between father and son and that they could have discussed the meeting.
“We wanted to get the phone records to determine, was Donald Trump talking to his son about this meeting,” Schiff told CNN in November 2018.
“It’s an obvious investigative step, but one the Republicans were unwilling to take because they were afraid of where the evidence might lead.”
CNN reported that the phone records obtained by the intelligence committee show Trump Jr. made calls to two business associates in the days and hours before the controversial meeting.