Agalarov told BFM he "doesn't really know" publicist Rob Goldstone either and he says the notion that Goldstone asked Trump Jr.to contact him about some dirt on Hillary Clinton is a "tall tale".
U.S. President Donald Trump called his son "open, transparent, and innocent" after the release of e-mails indicating the younger man had welcomed an alleged offer from Russia to help his father's 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump pointed to a cease-fire the U.S. and Russia negotiated in a region in Syria and said it was a result of having communication with Putin.
"It was a 20-minute meeting, I guess, from what I'm hearing".
The scope of congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest came into sharper focus on Wednesday as lawmakers said they intended to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and to determine whether Russian social media "trolls" were connected to Trump's election efforts. While campaign research can be considered a thing of value-particularly if it is expensive to obtain, like large sets of voter or public opinion data, or if the person providing the information is normally paid for it in the course of their work-there is generally a wide latitude given when it comes to advice voluntarily given to campaigns.
Agalarov's father, billionaire property developer Aras Agalarov, is also seen in the film, shot at an event in Las Vegas ahead of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, which the Trump Organization owned and ran.
Donald Trump Jr. does not appear in the video obtained by CNN, but several other top Trump associates do - including Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and his long-time aide and current director of Oval Office operations, Keith Schiller, who are both in the video. Hannity asked him, "Did you hand over any and all documents?" "He said absolutely not", Trump said.
Scott Balber, an attorney for the Agalarovs, also did not deny the closeness of the relationship between the Trumps and Agalarovs, instead raising a question about Goldstone's credibility. "Because from day one I wanted a strong military, he doesn't want to see that".
About Putin, he added: "Somebody did say if he did do it, you wouldn't have found out about it. Which is a very interesting point".
The President said yesterday that he was unaware of his son's meeting, claiming he only learned of it a couple of days ago. The meeting occurred when then-candidate Donald Trump Sr. was gearing up for a general election fight against Hillary Clinton. "I think many people would have held that meeting", he said.
Trump Jr. denied he was referencing the Holocaust in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.
Another worry for Trump Jr is that conspiracy law is sweeping.
"In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently", Trump Jr. said. The image replaced characters from the movie "The Expendables" with alt-right figures such as Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopolouos. I mean, I bet 90 percent of your viewers haven't heard of Pepe the Frog. I thought it was funny. Trump's response? "I will".