Trump Jr meeting: Russian Federation lobbyist confirms attendance

Pablo Tucker
July 14, 2017

Citing two of its sources, CNN said it was Kushner's attorneys who discovered Trump Jr.'s emails about the meeting with Veselnitskata and they were going to turn that information over to the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"We have a very good relationship", Trump said, adding that, however, he and Macron have a strong disagreement over the Paris climate deal. "So I think I wanted to hear it out". "He is a US citizen".

Later, a series of events between an intermediary for the attorney and the Trump campaign ultimately led to the controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr.

Trump, his son and the emails made public this week did not explain what kind of damaging information they had been promised by friends in Moscow.

President Trump continued to downplay the issue, saying that "nothing happened" as a result of the meeting.

On Tuesday, Trump Jr. told Fox News' Sean Hannity: "In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently", but added that the meeting came before Russian involvement becoming a major story during the campaign season.

Senator Chuck Grassley told CNN that committee heads are writing a letter to Mr Trump Jr, asking him to testify as early as next week.

The Harvard graduate is also the progeny of a powerful NY real estate family, and has always been in Trump's inner circle.

Anyone asked to testify before the Senate should comply, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.

"Not only Donald Trump (Jr.), but Ivanka and Jared Kushner". He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer.

"We need to uncover all of the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in our elections, which is a crime", Blumenthal, D-Conn., said in an interview.

Rich told Tom that the Russian Federation story may be a "something-burger".

Trump also said in a tweet that his son was "open, transparent and innocent" and again dismissed the ongoing Russian Federation investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history".

The US has backed moderate anti-government rebels in the country while Russian Federation continues to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Trump sidestepped a question about applying new sanctions on Russia and offered his endorsement of existing sanctions on Putin, Russian banks, and the oligarchs.

Rohrabacher said he shared the data with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Treasury Department.

Democrats accused Republicans of stalling because of Trump administration concern about a provision setting up a process for Congress to approve any effort by the president to ease sanctions on Russian Federation.

"It's really the one question I wish I would have asked Putin: Were you actually supporting me?" he said Wednesday during an Oval Office interview with Reuters.

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