Senate Dems: Documents suggest Russian Federation used NRA to aid Trump campaign

Hannah Rogers
May 17, 2018

A Senate panel on Wednesday released documents about a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump campaign aides and a Russian delegation.

The Senate Judiciary Committee released thousands of pages of documents on a Trump Tower meeting between members of the USA administration and Russian officials.

The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded on Wednesday that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election in an attempt to help the Trump campaign, supporting the findings of US intelligence agencies and breaking with the House committee's report.

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.

Special counsel Robert Mueller took a keen interest in this meeting as part of his probe into allegations of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

The follow-up overture is one of the kernels of new information contained in more than 2,000 pages of testimony and exhibits released by the committee, which has been conducting one of the investigations into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians.

Warner said Monday that, "Everyone that we've ever had testify still stands by the full findings of the ICA, " referring to the intelligence community's assessment.

Dr Michael McFaul, who was the USA ambassador to Russian Federation at the time of Mr Trump's visit, said some visiting American businessmen worked with the embassy to arrange meetings there, but that Mr Trump did not.

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Tuesday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is fighting back. "There are no other words with which to describe what actually happened". Since the beginning of protests on March 30, more than 100 people have been killed, including 13 children.

"I don't know what would be deemed 'damaging, ' but I didn't hear anything that I would deem to be damaging", Goldstone said.

Although Trump Jr. initially said the meeting concerned the Magnitsky Act and Russian adoptions, he later admitted that he attended the meeting because he was told Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya knew of dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The investigations also explore wher re was obstruction to justice by President of United States, who fueled this suspicion when in May past year he dismissed James Comey as director of FBI, when he was on top of this case. They worked out who should sit where, and I sat next to Mr. Kushner. "I'm not sure that the House was required to substantiate every conclusion with facts, " Burr told reporters last week, promising the Senate panel would "have the facts to show for" its conclusions. They walked into Trump Tower. He wrote that Agalarov hoped the document would be delivered to "the appropriate team".

But King, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, concluded that "really nothing at all happened" in that meeting because nothing "of substance" appears to have been discussed.

Mr Peskov invited Mr Trump to attend the Olympic Winter Games in February 2014 in Sochi "and said he'd be happy to meet him there or at any future time", Mr Goldstone said, an offer Mr Trump did not accept.

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

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.

Agalarov was a partner of Trump's in staging the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.

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