Hicks was aboard Air Force One and was speaking with Trump while making the statement
Separately, sources said, Trump Jr. said he could not remember some key details about the White House's response.
Both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House of Representatives Committee interviewed several of the participants. Last week they interrogated the Russian translator, Anatoli Samochornov, who also attended the Trump Tower session, the sources said.
Trump Jr. strongly denied having any communication Trump Tower's meeting between Trump Jr., Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner and Trump's former president, Paul Manafort, with a Russian lawyer Trump spoke with his father on the meeting of the Trump Tower in June 2016.
Jr. he believed that the filth in Clinton has been of intense interest to the researchers of the Congress in Russia, as well as to the special adviser Robert Mueller.
While aboard Air Force One, Trump participated in the development of your child's initial response to the meeting reports. that was sent through the Trump Organization under the name of Trump Jr.