Documents on Trump Tower meeting released

Documents on Trump Tower meeting released

Documents on Trump Tower meeting released

On or hand, Senate Judicial Committee broadcast on Wednesday 2,500 pages of transcription of closed appearances of Donald Trump Jr.

The committee's vice chairman, Democrat Mark Warner, added in the statement that the intelligence community's assessments were "accurate and on point".

Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, applauded the intelligence community and said, "The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President [Vladimir] Putin himself for the objective of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton".

In a June 3, 2016 email, Goldstone said he was asked to "contact you with something very interesting".

While Comey will not appear on Capitol Hill before the Senate, House Republicans have expressed renewed interest in questioning the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director about his interactions with Trump and past congressional testimony following his media blitz.

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Fueled by opposition to Trump and his campaign's interactions with Russian officials, Democrats are hoping to win enough seats to take control of at least one of Congress's two chambers.

In a statement Wednesday, Trump Jr. says "The public can now see that for over five hours I answered every question asked and was candid and forthright with the committee". I don't know what, maybe someone misunderstood something I said.

The meeting is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

"I think the President tends to conflate collusion and meddling, and fairly there is overwhelming evidence in meddling and no evidence in collusion", Cornyn said. They worked out who should sit where, and I sat next to Mr. Kushner.

Donald Trump Jr., the president's 39-year-old son, told a U.S. Senate panel that he didn't recall discussing a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in NY with his father, according to testimony released Wednesday. They had a very thin slice of what they were looking at.

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"We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the USA presidential election", the intelligence community said in its January 2017 findings. The investigations also explore wher re was obstruction to justice by President of United States, who fueled this suspicion when in May past year he dismissed James Comey as director of FBI, when he was on top of this case.

Reports on the role of social media and on the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation are still forthcoming.

Participants who attended the Trump Tower meeting, including Donald Trump Jr., claimed the discussion centered on Veselnitskaya's lobbying push to roll back the Magnitsky Act, which would subsequently allow Americans to adopt Russian children.

But the Senate panel sided with intelligence officials who found that the Russians developed "a clear preference" for Trump in the election.

"After a few minutes of this labored presentation, Jared Kushner, who is sitting next to me, appeared somewhat agitated by this and said, I really have no idea what you're talking about".

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The notes were part of some 1,800 pages of documents that included transcripts of interviews with several of the meetings' attendees, including Donald Trump Jr., the music publicist Rod Goldstone, the Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, a translator named Anatoli Samochornov, and the Russian executive Ike Kaveladze.

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