Donald Trump Jr. just made a major move days before he is set to testify about the meeting he had with a Russian lawyer in order to retain information that could have been damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Trump Jr. has now hired a pricey, hard-hitting lawyer, well known in the D.C. area.
According to Fox Business:
“Karina Lynch, longtime legislative and regulatory attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Jensen PLLC, joined Trump Jr.’s legal team last week, just days ahead of his planned testimony before the Judiciary Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Lynch had an immediate impact: She helped negotiate Trump Jr. a private interview in front of the committee instead of a public testimony, FOX Business has learned.”
Trump Jr’s other attorney, Alan Futerfas, says that Lynch is “wonderful” and has “a lot of Washington, D.C. experience” to bring to the legal team.
Trump will need all the help he can get while preparing for the testimony. Paul Manafort will also be in attendance, and while Jared Kushner was also present at the meeting, he has not been called on to testify publicly.
CNN lists Lynch’s impressive resume to include, spending “five years on Capitol Hill where she served as counsel to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, under the chairmanship of Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. Prior to her work with Collins, she served as investigative counsel to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who now chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
In a joint statement Friday, Senators Grassley and Feinstein say they have “agreed to negotiate to provide the committee with documents and be interviewed by committee members and staff prior to a public hearing.”
This could spell certain disaster for Donald Trump Jr.