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Committee Chair Requests Donald Trump Jr. Testify On Capitol Hill

15 Juillet 2017

Rohrabacher said he received the material during a visit to Russia's parliament, the Duma, two months before Donald Trump Jr accepted a meeting with a Russian government lawyer who he was led to believe had incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, according to The Hill.

"I think I have a legal right to tell my story", he said. "It's called opposition research, or even research into your opponent", Mr Trump said.

Mr Trump Jr did not disclose Mr Akhmetshin's presence in statements and emails he released earlier this week about the meeting.

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Trump Jr. replied within minutes: "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer". "There was zero coordination" between his campaign and Russian Federation", he told Reuters, adding: "It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard". "But the real way that I feel comfortable inviting him is ever since President Trump was elected".

Trump Jr. himself said in a Fox News interview Tuesday night that "in retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently".

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he is planning to ask Donald Trump testify before his committee.

They understand that if they ask for something big such as the repeal of a major human rights bill they have to offer something in return, he said, and in Trump's case they offered information on Clinton as stories swirled that Democratic Party servers had been hacked by Russian Federation. He said he and top Democratic Leaders Dianne Feinstein, California, tried to launch the Manafort Panel to challenge the implementation of a law requiring foreign lobbyists to register.

Donald Jr. has indicated he is willing to testify under oath.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., has introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, making good on a promise he made to move the process forward.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request to comment.

Grassley's committee is one of several congressional panels investigating the Trump campaign's links with Russian Federation, while Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is heading a criminal probe into the election interference and whether the president obstructed justice by firing another Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, while he was heading the Russian Federation probe before Mueller took over.

President Trump says the woman is a private lawyer who has "roamed the hallways" of the US Congress.

"Obviously it would be appropriate for anybody to get into anything that went on at that meeting, and he was at that meeting", committee chairman Sen.

"Would you subpoena him" if he did not agree to testify voluntarily? The president's son tweeted Monday that he would work with the panel. Trump has defended his children several times this week, including Trump Jr. and Ivanka.

President Donald Trump's legal team has been having difficulties not just with the caseload stemming from the ongoing Russian Federation probe, but also with controlling their client, according to a Washington Post report Thursday. The meeting would take place at Trump Tower. "The State Department issues visas, and the Department of Homeland Security oversees entry to the United States at airports". When that denial collapses, then comes a dismissal: Nothing really happened, it didn't mean anything, it's all just "a nothing burger", in the flippant words of Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus. There's a "no" box checked.

There's a "no" listed, but the rest of the answer is blacked out.

Committee Chair Requests Donald Trump Jr. Testify On Capitol Hill