Trump Jr.: Memo Is a 'Little Bit of Sweet Revenge' for Me and My Family
Donald Trump Jr. joined Jesse Watters on "Watters' World" Saturday night to react to the Republican memo on alleged government surveillance abuses.
Trump Jr. said the memo -- which was declassified by the White House on Friday and released a short time later by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee -- is "a little bit of sweet revenge" for him and his family.
He noted that the memo alleges the FBI would not have been able to secure surveillance warrants on at least one member of his father's presidential campaign without the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier, which was a political opposition document funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
He said the memo reveals the "real" collusion that occurred during the 2016 election and transition, and it wasn't between the Trump campaign and Russia.
"They weaponized the FBI and the DOJ to attack the duly elected president of the United States," Trump Jr. said, arguing that this shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is "rotten to the core."
He praised Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for releasing the memo, suggesting greater transparency could help prevent surveillance abuses.
"There is a little bit of sweet revenge in it for me and certainly probably the family in a sense that if they wouldn't have done this, this stuff would be going on. This would be going on at the highest levels of government," Trump Jr. said. "They'd be continuing doing it to my father, trying to undermine his actions. Imagine how effective he can be -- given the year he's had -- without this cloud over his head."
He said it's time for the various investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign to "come to a conclusion already."
Watch the full interview above.