US Lawmakers Demand Testimony From Trump Jr, Kushner in Russia Probe

Cheryl Sanders
July 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Donald Jr. posted a series of emails where Goldstone offered him an opportunity to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian source.

In Washington, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the younger Trump asking him to testify about his June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

"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.

Following the meeting with Trump in Germany last Friday, Putin told reporters the US president seemed to accept his denial - and on Thursday, a reporter asked if Putin was lying, The Hill reported.

"If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr. replied, according to an email he released. "I don't think this is the right time, but the answer is yes, I would".


Futerfas told NBC he spoke with the man who accompanied Veselnitskaya to the meeting, and that the person is a US citizen who told him specifically "he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question".

The heads of the Senate judiciary committee are writing a letter to Donald Trump Jr.

NBC was first to report the extra person at the meeting.

Veselnitskaya has denied being associated with the Russian government or having information about Clinton, and Trump Jr. said she gave him no information about the former Secretary of State. "It was a short meeting".

Pence was named Trump's running mate in the middle of July 2016, several weeks after the meeting involving the president's son. That Veselnitskaya, Katsyv's attorney, was represented as an agent of the Russian government in Goldstone's emails with Trump Jr. suggests ties between Putin's interests and Katsyv's.


A US Democrat Senator has called for the resignation of US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser.

Either way, it's clear that Donald Trump is lying, which is hardly news.

The speaker stressed that he supported the appointment of Mueller to serve as the special counsel and said it's important that Muller and the congressional probes "do their jobs and follow these leads wherever they may lay, wherever they may go, and follow the facts".

The e-mails are the most concrete evidence to date that Trump's campaign might have been willing to accept Russian help to win the election and are now a major focus of investigations in Congress.


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