Sens. Burr, Warner: 'No doubt' Russian Federation tried to interfere in 2016 election

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Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley had announced in January he would release the transcripts of the private staff interview with Trump Jr. and others who attended the meeting. The theory is given some credence by testimony from Corey Lewandowski, a top campaign aide, who told House investigators that Mr. Trump made use of a blocked number.

Negotiations for a face-to-face meeting began with a written request from Trump Tower to the Kremlin, included a personal call with Mr Putin's top spokesman and "went down to the wire", Mr Goldstone recalled. Publicist Rob Goldstone said his source could provide "official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton] and her dealings with Russian Federation".

In another email, Goldstone referred to Veselnitskaya as "the Russian government attorney".

"There are entities - at least subsets of other entities - that may have come up with another conclusion but. we've interviewed literally over 100 individuals that were directly associated with [the intelligence community assessment]", Warner explained.

When asked if he remembered details of the calls, Mr. Trump replied, "I don't".

So the argument that perhaps Trump Jr. was simply such a political neophyte that he may not have been aware of the laws surrounding campaign contributions doesn't hold up. It suggests Trump Jr. was anxious to have the meeting specifically because of the opposition research that would supposedly be supplied by officials sources in the Russian government.

"The next step on this on this.is to get a document out to try to continue to educate the American people", Warner told reporters assembled outside the meeting room.

The Washington Post has reported that the president dictated some of the misleading explanations for the meeting - which aides anxious could open him up to charges of a coverup.

Goldstone's testimony stands in contrast to what Kushner has said about the meeting.

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Phone records shared with the committee show that the younger Mr. Trump called a blocked number before and after calls with Emin Agalarov, a pop star in Russian Federation whose family is friendly with the Trumps, to arrange the meeting, and again on the night of the meeting. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has testified the president's primary residence utilizes a blocked number.

Democrats have speculated that the blocked numbers could represent communications back and forth between him and his father.

"Q. So you don't know whether this might have been your father?"

The goal of RF interference in the campaign of 2016 was the undermining of public confidence in the democratic process in the United States, discredit the opponents of trump, Hillary Clinton and decrease its chances of winning. Considering the meeting shows nothing significant happened, WHO CARES? "I don't know. I never spoke to my father about it", he said.

In response to the latest transcripts, Trump Jr. issued a statement saying, "The public can now see that for over five hours I answered every question asked and was candid and forthright with the committee". Goldstone emailed Trump's personal secretary, Rhona Graff, on July 22, 2015, just six days after Trump launched his presidential campaign, inviting Trump to attend Aras Agalarov's 60th birthday party on November 8 of that year in Moscow.

"I did say at the time this was an very bad idea and a terrible meeting", Goldstone wrote. "The meeting lasted about 20 minutes".

Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who set up the meeting, was also in attendance, as well as Rinat Akhmetshin, a prominent Russian-American lobbyist, Ike Kaveladze, a business associate of a Moscow-based developer and a translator. "'I did say at the time this was an bad idea and a terrible meeting'".

Schiff said Trump Jr. invoked the privilege because his lawyers claimed that the discussion with his father took place in the presence of legal counsel, which Schiff and other Democrats argued is a situation not covered by the privilege.

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