Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators

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And in July, the president's son said the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower was "primarily focused on the issue of Russian adoptions", a claim later discredited after the email exchange setting up the meeting was obtained by the Times, prompting Trump tweet out screenshots of the emails before the newspaper eventually published them.

But in his remarks to the Senate investigators, Trump Jr. spun those comments as mere gratitude.

Donald Trump Jr. wanted dirt on Hillary Clinton's "fitness" to be President when he took a now highly scrutinized meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer, according to a new report.

"We look forward to a professional and productive meeting and appreciate the opportunity to assist the committee", Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., said in a statement on Wednesday.

Donald Trump meeting with investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is conducting one of the four major investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

The Senate panel's leaders, Sens.

A Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says he wants to hear more from Donald Trump Jr. about his meeting with a Russian lawyer a year ago.

President Donald Trump (R) and his eldest son Trump Jr. He was alleged by analyst to have violated "federal criminal statutes prohibiting solicitation or acceptance of anything of value from a foreign national" by brokering a meeting with a Russian attorney in exchange for dirt on the Democrat candidate - Clinton.

Mueller is investigating whether President Trump obstructed justice in firing former FBI director James Comey at a time he was heading the Russian Federation investigation before Mueller took over.

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Trump Jr. will not be under oath for the meeting, and senators on the Judiciary Committee will not be allowed to ask questions.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", music publicist Rob Goldstone wrote to Trump Jr.

The statement focused on the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower involving Trump Jr., the Russian lawyer and others.

The meeting was attended by Kushner, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Rob Goldstone, a music promoter. Emails released in July show that Trump Jr. was told before the meeting that it was part of a Russian government effort to help his father.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal says on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" he wants to know more, adding that it is "equally important" to learn what happened afterward.

"As much as some have made of my using the phrase 'I love it, ' it was simply a colloquial way of saying that I appreciated Rob's gesture", he said in his statement on Thursday.

Staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of three congressional panels conducting investigations, plan to privately interview the younger Trump Thursday.

The letter was signed by the committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who stepped back from the Russian Federation investigation this year after he was criticized for being too close to the White House.

Investigators believe Mr. Trump is crucial to understanding a June 2016 meeting between members of President Trump's inner circle and a Kremlin-connected lawyer offering incriminating information on Hillary Clinton.

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