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Donald Trump Jr. didn't want to talk about a key conversation with his father, House Intelligence Committee member says

Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally last year. His son, Donald Trump Jr., is second from left. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally last year. His son, Donald Trump Jr., is second from left. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was left scratching his head after the House Intelligence Committee’s closed-door interview with Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday.

Trump Jr. claimed attorney-client privilege to avoid discussing a conversation with his father, said Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee.

Why did he make that claim despite the fact that neither man is a lawyer? Schiff said it was because a lawyer happened to be in the room during the meeting.

Schiff said that didn’t wash, and he wants to know more about the conversation, which took place as Trump Jr. was responding to reports of a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who offered incriminating information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“In my view, there is no attorney-client privilege that protects a discussion between a father and son,” Schiff said.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) had a different view on the interview, which lasted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a few breaks along the way.

"From my perspective, all of our questions were answered,” he told reporters.

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