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Senate panel releases details from its Trump Tower meeting probe

Senate panel releases details from its Trump Tower meeting probe”

The Senate Judiciary Committee's release Wednesday of the Trump Tower transcripts and hundreds of pages of exhibits provide the most comprehensive view yet into the circumstances surrounding the controversial meeting and the details of the roughly 20-minute encounter, in which Trump's team was expecting dirt from Veselnitskaya.

"House Intelligence Committee rules that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation", he tweeted after the House Intelligence Committee released its report.

But the day after the blocked call - and two days before the Trump Tower meeting - the elder Mr Trump announces that he would be making a "major speech" the following week "discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons".

Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he "never spoke to" his father about the initial statement that went out, which made no mention of the damaging information about Clinton and said the meeting focused primarily on the adoption issue.

Donald Trump Jr. told congressional investigators he was interested in "listening to information" from a Russian lawyer that could damage Hillary Clinton's campaign, but he said he did not discuss the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with his father. They may have actually spoken (Mr Trump Jr says his memory is fuzzy.) The Agalarovs also pushed Mr Goldstone to make the meeting happen. That offer does not appear to have translated into an actual digital campaign.

"I appreciate the opportunity to have assisted the Judiciary Committee in its inquiry", Trump Jr. said.

Goldstone fretted that by asking the Trumps to connect with the Russians, he'd be using up one of his favors with the well-heeled family. Lawmakers wanted to know whether Trump Jr. knew of any interactions between Trump campaign personnel and Russian government officials. WikiLeaks has denied that Russian Federation was the source of the stolen emails. While Kushner and Trump Jr. have said the now-White House senior adviser left in the middle of the meeting, others who were there told the committee they remembered Kushner staying the whole time. The emails also show he accepted the meeting despite it being described as part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, authorized the release of the new material following interviews or other interactions with several of the people involved with the Trump Tower meeting. "Americans can now review this unfiltered information and arrive at their own conclusions". Mark Warner, D-Va., said Wednesday in a joint statement with Sen.

The special counsel is investigating the Russian meddling in the election, whether Trump's campaign was involved and possible obstruction of justice.

Their backing of intelligence agencies' findings contrasted with the assertion weeks earlier by House of Representatives Republicans that Russian Federation had not sought to boost then-Republican candidate Trump, who went on to win the election.

The almost 2,000 pages of interviews do not appear to contain information that would change the course of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's team and Russian Federation.

The allegations, and multiple investigations into the matter, have shadowed the first 16 months of Trump's presidency.



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