Donald Trump Jr. told Congress that he did not speak to his father in advance about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting where the Trump campaign hoped to get damaging information from Russians on Hillary Clinton.
The documents establish in the most detail yet that the Russian attorney who briefed Trump Jr. and his compatriots did offer them at least one political tip for use against Democrats: charges that investors Dirk and Robert Ziff may have funneled money out of Russia to the Democratic National Committee.
But lawmakers pressed further: Did Trump Jr. know about the meetings when they occurred?
But lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya did not provide documentation or conclusive proof about the Ziff brothers, according to the new material, and Trump Jr. did not appear interested in doing the additional investigating required to substantiate the claim.
Grassley had said in January he wanted to release the transcripts of the interviews.
Okay, let the record show that Trump Jr. knew about the meetings, but not until they were reported in the press.
His notes mention "Russian adoption by American families" and Bill Browder, a British citizen who has spearheaded a USA sanctions law -known as the Magnitsky Act- that targets Russian officials over human rights abuses.
The panel was also not able to interview Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, or Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, though both attended.
The announcement of the completed review of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian activities in the 2016 USA elections was announced in a press release from committee chairman Sen.
The special counsel is investigating the Russian meddling in the election, whether Trump's campaign was involved and possible obstruction of justice. "I was aware of none", said Trump Jr., in a seemingly definitive statement within his I-don't-remember-filled interview.
The Senate intelligence committee says it agrees with a 2017 assessment by intelligence agencies that Russian Federation intervened in the presidential election earlier to hurt the candidacy of Democrat Hillary Clinton and to help Donald Trump.
While four of the people who attended largely backed up Kushner's account, two others-British publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the meeting in emails with Donald Trump Jr., and Russian businessman Ike Kaveladze-said Kushner was there throughout. Trump dismisses any talk of collusion.
President Trump and Trump Jr. initially said the meeting was about "adoptions", then modified their stories after Trump Jr. released the email thread showing he received his offer of help from the Russians. "He may have entered a minute or so after we all entered, but I believe he was".
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