Trump Jr. says he was open to Clinton info

Trump Jr. says he was open to Clinton info

Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to use the closed-door interview to grill Trump Jr. on his meeting in June 2016 with a Russian contingent that was described as offering dirt on his father's rival, Hillary Clinton. A special counsel and several congressional committees are investigating alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the president's campaign.

Thursday's statement affirmed what has previously been reported about that meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, also attended by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others. "Let me track him down in Moscow", Goldstone wrote on June 6, 2016, three days before the meeting. Much of the questioning is expected to surround the Trump Tower meeting involving a Russian lawyer who allegedly claimed to have political opposition research about Clinton.

Trump Jr. agreed to the interview after the committee chairman, Sen.

Potentially facing hours of grilling from Senate staff, Trump Jr. reportedly opened the meeting with a 15- to 20-minute statement.

The staffers in question were aboard Air Force One when President Trump "was involved in the crafting of the statement".

July 8, 2017: Months would pass and Trump would win the presidency. This is of interest to the Mueller because Trump may have tried to "corruptly persuade" a witness into giving false testimony, which is a crime.

In the first-of-many explanations, Junior dismissed the meeting, also attended by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort, as a sit-down to discuss US adoption policy.

Soon after, Trump Jr.

July 9, 2017: The next day, another report from the Times stated Trump Jr. knew the meeting was about possibly gaining information that could harm Clinton.

Some senators attended the closed door session Thursday but they asked no questions - those were left to the staff alone. But following more revelations about the meeting, he released emails that show he was told by a facilitator, publicist Rob Goldstone, that the encounter was part of "Russia and its government's support for Mr Trump".

Trump said he had concerns about the invitation he got from Rob Goldstone, a music promoter he knew from his business dealings in Russian Federation.

The Senate intelligence committee has been the main panel in the chamber looking into the Russian Federation matter, though the judiciary committee under GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley has intensified its focus in recent months.

The younger Trump again denied any collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

Meanwhile Rice, who has come under fire from House Republicans over her handling of classified intelligence reports when serving as then-President Barack Obama's national security adviser, is meeting with the House intelligence committee Wednesday morning, a source with direct knowledge told CNN.

CNN reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it obtained permission from Manafort's attorney to view the transcript, but the committee says it was instructed to not disclose the document.

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