Donald Trump Jr. retains New York-based lawyer

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Donald Trump Jr. (R) makes remarks at a February press conference during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver. Photo by Nick Didlick/Reuters

Donald Trump Jr. (R) makes remarks at a February press conference during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver. Photo by Nick Didlick/Reuters

WASHINGTON — The eldest son of President Donald Trump has retained a New York-based lawyer to represent him.

Alan Futerfas confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that he’s the lawyer for Donald Trump Jr., who has acknowledged meeting during the presidential campaign with a Russian lawyer whom he thought might have negative information on Hillary Clinton.

Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are investigating whether Russia coordinated with Trump campaign associates to sway the presidential election. Trump Jr. said Monday on Twitter that he was “happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know.”

The president has his own legal team. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence are also among those with lawyers.

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