Donald Trump’s eldest son is resigning from the Trump Organization following revelations he had previously met with a Russian lawyer in the months leading up to the presidential election.
The news comes after reports of his meeting on June 9 with Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Trump Jr., a lawyer for the Russian government, said in a statement that his meeting “went nowhere” and “did not involve any information that was potentially helpful to the campaign.”
Trump Jr.’s announcement comes on the heels of the president’s announcement that former national security adviser Michael Flynn will testify under oath about his communications with the Russian ambassador.
The White House also said that former Attorney General Sally Yates, who testified that she warned the president about Flynn’s communications with Kislyak, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Veselnotskaya met with Trump Jr, who is expected to testify that he told her about his meeting.
In his resignation letter, Trump Jr said he “mistakenly” accepted the meeting and “immediately began working to resolve the meeting’s content, as it related to a national security issue of great importance to the country.”
He also said the meeting “contained nothing of value that I could use to my advantage.”
Trump is expected back in the White House on Thursday.