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Connecticut's Sen. Blumenthal wants to question Trump Jr. at committee

14 Juillet 2017

The emails between Trump Jr. and publicist Rob Goldstone suggest a "Russian government attorney" was willing to provide information that would "incriminate" Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

A person close to Manafort said that he hasn't yet received a letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee about a possible interview. Passed in 1938, the act requires agents representing foreign countries in a "political or quasi-political capacity" to disclose that relationship and information about related activities and finances. If the younger Trump doesn't agree to show up, a subpoena will follow, he said.

"I'm going out on a limb here - but I would say I think it would be in the President's best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House".

"I keep hearing 'he'd rather have Trump.' I think probably not because what I want a strong military, she wouldn't spend the money on the military", the president said.

Multiple Congressional committees as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller are investigating potential collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

The revelation comes as The Associated Press reported Friday that a Russian-American lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin said he also attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr.

Sherman filed the article a day after the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., acknowledged he met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign.

Trump Jr. said he attended the meeting for "opposition research", which President Trump said is standard in American politics during a joint press conference with the president of France on Thursday.

Among the big unanswered questions: What happened to the joint cyber-security agreement Trump said had been reached?

Rep. Adam Schiff of California said Trump Jr.'s omission of Akhmetshin's role in his public account of the meeting and the president's son's shifting explanations "paint a portrait of consistent dissembling and deceit".

Joint press conferences that USA presidents hold with foreign leaders traditionally include two questions from journalists of the host nation (in this case, France) and two questions from journalists of the visiting nation (in this case, the United States). "And unless what he says is verified by other sources, I'm inclined not to believe him".

The lawyer for Donald Trump Jr has not responded.

However, there are "Republicans of good will" holding back to see if McConnell's effort is successful, said Durbin, and if it's not, then he hopes "we can move forward together".

Connecticut's Sen. Blumenthal wants to question Trump Jr. at committee