Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. says he’s not worried about going to jail but admits Robert Mueller’s legal team could “create” legal difficulties for him.
Trump Jr. was interviewed by ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday where he discussed what he called the “disgusting” New York Times op-ed that was recently written by a senior Trump administration official. In that op-ed, the official said there was a “resistance” inside the White House that was attempting to thwart President Trump’s worst and most damaging ideas.
When asked by the hosts of Good Morning America about whether he was in legal jeopardy and could go to jail, Trump Jr. said: “I’m not, because I know what I did and I’m not worried about any of that.”
“That doesn’t mean they won’t try to create something,” he quickly added. “We’ve seen that happen with everything. But again, I’m not.”
Trump Jr. has come under fire for a series of emails released last year that clearly show he met with a Russian official in 2016 to gather information that would “incriminate Hillary” and held his dad win the U.S. election. “If it’s what you say I love it,” Trump Jr wrote back in response to the incriminating information promise.
Following the release of details about his meeting, Donald Trump Jr. met with the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the Trump campaigns meetings with foreign agents. Since that time, several Trump associates have pled or been found guilty of campaign finance violations and other illegal activities.
“I understand that they are trying to get my father and they’ll do anything they can to get that,” Trump Jr. said.
After Donald Trump’s “erratic” behavior was discussed in The Times op-ed, Trump Jr. says it was likely written by someone of little importance.
“I imagine this is a very low-level person,” Trump Jr said. He added that his father has only become more wary of the people around him because of the op-ed.
“I think there are people in there he can trust,” he said. “It’s just a much smaller group than I would like it to be.”