Rep. King on Trump Tower Meeting: Dems Trying to Make 'Something Out of Nothing'
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday that Democrats have been overreacting to a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
King was asked on "America's Newsroom" about the more than 1,800 pages of transcripts just released by the Senate Judiciary Committee pertaining to their hearings on the meeting.
When details of the meeting first emerged last summer, the Trump campaign was accused of colluding with Russia, since Trump's son was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Fox News' Brooke Singman reported:
Trump Jr. said he was "skeptical" going into the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
“In his e-mail to me, Rob [Goldstone] suggested that someone had official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton and her dealings with Russia and that the information would be very useful to the campaign,” Trump Jr. said, noting he was “skeptical of his outreach” as he only knew Goldstone as a “colorful music promoter.”
Rob Goldstone, who was a music promoter, arranged the meeting at the request of pop singer Emin Agalarov, and later said he thought the meeting was a "bad idea."
In testimony to the Senate committee, the people involved in the meeting largely downplayed its significance and said Hillary Clinton was hardly discussed. Noting that Trump Jr. also testified in the House Intelligence Committee, King said "there is nothing there" and the meeting lasted 20 minutes.
"Nothing at all happened and really, to me, this is the Democrats trying to make something out of nothing," said King, adding that the participants did not appear to be trying to conceal the meeting.
Watch the interview above and see more on the newly-released documents below.