DNC Statement on Donald Trump Jr.

In response to tonight’s report that Donald Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government was behind an effort to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton and help his father’s campaign, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson issued the following statement:

“This isn’t just smoke anymore. Donald Jr. was willing to accept the help of a hostile foreign government to sway the election. In the ensuing months, the Trump family watched as news of the Kremlin’s hacking campaign developed and they did nothing but celebrate and encourage it to continue.

“It is time for Donald Trump, his family, and his team to stop lying and come clean about their contacts with Russia, what they knew about the Kremlin’s effort to help them, and when they knew it.”