Emails of Trump Jr in Russia: Within the Last Controversy
President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, tweeted an email about how a meeting with a Russian lawyer with potentially incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, prior to 2016 presidential election  Donald Trump Jr. arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with investigators of the House Intelligence Committee while lawmakers continue to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, confronts questions about relationships fi nancials of his family with the Russians. He is also expected to be asked about a controversial meeting he scheduled with members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in New York City in June 2016.
Wednesday's meeting is held behind closed doors. Trump Jr. had already met privately with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in September.
The New York Times reported in July that Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya during the campaign after learning that he had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump's Democratic opponent.
Read on to learn more about the Trump Jr. meeting and how he is involved in Russian research.
What was this meeting about?
Before Trump Jr. was When meeting with the Russian lawyer while his father was campaigning for the presidency, Trump Jr. was told that Veselnitskaya's potentially credible information about Clinton was from the Kremlin, the New York Times reported.
The report was the first time that Trump Jr. He took the meeting on the understanding that he would be presented with damaging information about his father's political opponent and that the material might have emanated from the Kremlin.  Trump Jr. has maintained that Veselnitskaya did not have any information to share and instead wanted to discuss other issues, such as the Magnitsky Act that sanctions certain Russian officials as punishment for human rights violations.
"After exchanging jokes, the woman stated that she had information that the individuals connected to Russia were financing the Democratic National Committee and supporting Clinton," Trump Jr. said in a previous statement.
"His statements were vague, ambiguous and meaningless, no details or supporting information were provided, not even offered," Trump Jr. continued
Was there anyone else at the meeting?
Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner and the then president of the campaign, Paul Manafort, also attended the meeting along with a translator.
A spokesman for Trump's external legal team said Trump "was not aware and did not attend the meeting."
Did Trump Jr. not publish the emails about the meeting?
Trump Jr. screenshots of several emails purportedly from Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who wanted to organize the meeting.
In an email dated June 3, 2016, Goldstone said that it was asked to "contact you with something very interesting".
"The Crown Prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and at his meeting offered to provide Trump's campaign some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton] and his relations with Russia and It would be very useful for his father, "Goldstone said.
He added that the information was "very high level and sensitive", but that it was "part of the support of Russia and its government to Mr. Trump".
Trump Jr. responded in less than 20 minutes saying that he wanted to verify the information first, but "if it's what you say, I love it especially later in the summer."
Who is this Russian lawyer?
In another email, Goldstone referred to Veselnitskaya as "the lawyer of the Russian government."
But in a subsequent statement, Trump Jr. said that she "was not a government official".
The Kremlin also denied knowing her. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the Kremlin "can not keep track" of all Russian lawyers who meet in Russia or abroad.
Did Trump Jr. violate the law?
As Trump Jr. does not have a position in his father's administration, he is not required to disclose foreign contacts, according to The Associated Press.
Foreign citizens are prohibited from providing "anything of value" to the campaigns, and that same law also prohibits the request for such assistance. The law generally applies to monetary campaign contributions, but courts could consider information such as opposition research as valuable.
Bradley A. Smith, a former member of the Republican Federal Election Commission appointed by Bill Clinton, said that based on what is known about the meeting, Trump Jr. actions will probably not be considered illegal requests.
"It is not illegal to meet someone to find out what they have to offer," Smith said.
But Larry Noble, a former general advisor to the FEC, said the situation "raises all kinds of warning signs."
"He does not want his campaign to be related to foreign citizens, period," said Noble, now principal director of the Campaign Legal Center. .
Benjamin Brown and Bree Tracey of Fox News contributed to this report, along with the Associated Press.