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'That's Not How It Works': Experts Call Out Don Jr's Bogus Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege

'That's Not How It Works': Experts Call Out Don Jr's Bogus Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege

The "privilege" was invoked when lawmakers probed a meeting Trump Jr. held at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer in June of 2016 after being promised "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

When asked about a conversation he had with President Donald Trump about the meeting this past summer, Trump Jr. claimed that, because a lawyer was present during their phone call, he did not have to divulge the details.

Don Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege to avoid disclosing conversations with his father, even though neither is a lawyer.

"I don't believe you can shield communications between individuals merely by having an attorney present," argued Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

And you get the impression in listening to him that he didn’t spend much time talking to his father," Speier added.

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