CNN: Trump ‘should resign’ over Russia probe
CNN has confirmed it received a letter from Donald Trump Jr. in the wee hours of Sunday morning, asking for the president to resign over a new Russia probe.
The letter, obtained by The Washington Post, was sent to CNN by an unidentified source who claimed to have information about “potential collusion between the campaign and Russia.”
The letter was addressed to “President Donald J. Trump” and included a list of “potentially consequential” events, including the “president’s visit to the United Kingdom and the US Capitol.”CNN’s Jim Acosta noted that the letter was sent “after the president’s speech to the joint session of Congress,” which took place on Monday.”CNN does not know whether this is the same source,” Acosta said on Twitter.
The Post did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the letter, the unnamed source claimed that the Trump campaign and the Democratic National Committee were involved in a scheme to help Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.CNN said it has not confirmed the letter and had no immediate comment.
The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment and CNN has not received any responses.
In August, CNN reported that Trump Jr., who met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9, had told people he was not aware of any incriminating information in the Russia probe, but he also told people that Veselnititskaya had promised him information about Hillary Clinton.CNN reported last month that Trump campaign officials, including senior White House strategist Steve Bannon, and national security adviser Michael Flynn, had met with Veselnichskaya in Moscow in early June.
Flynn had also previously denied that he had been contacted by anyone from the Trump administration regarding the Russia investigation.
The Trump administration has denied any involvement in the investigation, but Trump Jr.’s meeting with Veselnitskaya and Flynn in Moscow has cast a shadow over the president, who has denied having any contact with the Russians.