Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Trump, met with a Russian lawyer with connections to the Kremlin after being promised he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, according to a report.
The New York Times reported Sunday the meeting between Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya took place at Trump Tower on June 9, after Trump had become the Republican nominee and while his son was a member of the campaign.
The report cited anonymous "advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it" to describe the meeting.
The Times said the sources did not know if the compromising information on Clinton was ever produced but Trump Jr. attended the meeting with Veselnitskaya under the impression that it would be.
Paul Manafort, Trump's then-campaign chairman, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a White House adviser, also reportedly attended the meeting.
"After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton," Trump Jr. said in a statement to the Times.
"Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information."
Trump Jr. has denied the meeting was inappropriate and has said before, in confirming the meeting, it pertained to a Russian adoption program.
The Justice Department and Congress are both investigating whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election, though there has been no public evidence that it occured and the White House has maintained Trump has no connection to the Kremlin.