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Dems say transcripts don't tell the whole story

17 Mai 2018

Trump Jr. repeatedly told the Senate panel that he doesn't recall, including whether the Russian lawyer offered him documents at the Trump Tower meeting or whether he ever discussed the Russia probe with his father.

"To be the best of my knowledge, he was [there the entire time]", Goldstone said in an interview.

Donald Trump Jr. says he was "candid and forthright" in answering questions by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Russian Federation investigation.

It's unclear whether Goldstone or anyone of the other seven meeting attendees - which also included Veselnitskaya's translator, Anatoli Samochornov, and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Rafkatovitch Akhmetshin, who allegedly has close ties to Russian intelligence, a claim which he has denied - knew of the information in the June 14 CNN article Goldstone cited in his email to Kaveladze, or were aware of any Russian hacks.

"I appreciate the opportunity to have assisted the Judiciary Committee in its inquiry", Trump Jr. said.

Scaramucci's email was released Wednesday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, as a part of roughly 1,800 pages of documents stemming from closed-door interviews about the controversial meeting.

Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort attended in hopes of leaving with dirt on failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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When asked about whether he did or did not, Trump Jr. told the Senate committee investigating Russian Federation that he couldn't remember if he talked to his father about it or not.

Kushner, who Grassley previously said had been "spooked" out of testifying, and Manafort, who has since been indicted on money laundering and assorted other charges, did not appear before the committee.

Trump Jr. made a phone call after speaking with Russian pop star Emin Agalarov about the meeting, but we don't know who it was to because the number was blocked. The Senate Intelligence Committee staff will issue a report on the intelligence community's work for review. Hicks reportedly asked Trump Jr. if he wanted to involve his father in crafting the statement. "And I can tell you there was absolutely nothing there".

It's clear Trump Jr. meant to get opposition research from Veselnitskaya in the meeting, but part of his defense has always been that he was unsuccessful in doing so - that the meeting was a bust. Admits that his far may have participated in drafting of a White House statement that meeting had been proposed as part of Russian effort to help omitted election campaign. He did so after receiving emails that described an outreach, via a series of intermediaries, from Russia's top federal prosecutor, Yuri Chaika, offering help to the Trump campaign.

Veselnitskaya ― who has said she is a Kremlin "informant" ― started instead talking about USA sanctions against her country and a retaliatory ban on US adoptions of Russian children. In the real world, Don Jr. not being extremely eager to keep his father in the loop on every detail of a meeting as exciting as this one is even more unlikely than him not telling his father that a famous Playboy Playmate wants to play golf alone with him.

The meeting sparked a media storm and became of keen interest to investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The meeting was being arranged at the direct request of Donald Trump, he testified.

Following the publication of the Times report previous year, Trump Jr downplayed the significance of the information offered.

Dems say transcripts don't tell the whole story