Trump Jr. meeting had 8th attendee, Russians' employee

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 20, 2017

President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also took part in the meeting at Trump Tower.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says "it's still being worked out" if some of the committee's more high-profile witnesses, including Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, should testify publicly or privately. Veselnitskaya told a Kremlin-funded RT television outlet Wednesday that she is ready to testify before the Senate.

The hearing will review a law that oversees the registration of foreign agents.

Burr indicated Tuesday he is interested in getting to the bottom of a June 2016 meeting involving the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a Kremlin-linked lawyer, and other figures. Both the House and Senate intelligence panels are investigating Russian meddling in the USA election.

President Donald Trump's eldest son eagerly agreed past year to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya, a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton, according to emails released by Donald Trump Jr.

The younger Trump and Manafort could testify soon.

The meeting in Trump Tower in NY has grabbed the spotlight in the saga of possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign as media reports of more participants than originally known have emerged.

He says he wants to hear from everyone in the meeting, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Leaders of the US Senate Intelligence Committee have said they wanted to speak to everyone who attended the meeting as part of their investigation of Russian Federation and the US election.

Referring to the e-mails released by Trump Jr., Burr said that "any intelligence out there that suggests somebody is of interest to us, we have to pursue it. ..." You've now got an email chain that makes this a very important aspect to get into, ' he said, referencing the emails Trump Jr. posted that showed him accepting a meeting when potentially incriminating information on Hillary Clinton was offered.

An intermediary for Agalarov's son, Emin, first vice president of Crocus and a pop singer in Russia, engaged in an exchange of emails with the younger Trump that led to his meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, California Sen.

On Tuesday, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, told Reuters that Mueller had said Trump Jr. and Manafort were free to speak to the committee.

Trump has tried several times to defuse the controversy over his 39-year-old son's meeting with Veselnitskaya, but it is one focus of numerous investigations in Washington about the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed a campaign to interfere in the US election to help Trump win.

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