Trump Jr. has also said that – to his disappointment – last year’s meeting with the Russians focused on the Magnitsky Act. Veselnitskaya told NBC News she had at least one other guest with her in the meeting, but declined to say who he was.
This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.
Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. may be in the media spotlight over his notorious Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. asked the attorney if she had other evidence to back up her claims, including whether she could demonstrate the precise flow of the money.
“Well, very much because our oversight of the Justice Department”, Grassley said.
The $230 million fraud case was being overseen by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan Preet Bharara.
Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are investigating potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
However, Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump noted, “In fact maybe it was mentioned at some point”.
“Are there any ties between Mr. Trump, you or your campaign, and Putin and his regime?” asked George Stephanopoulos. “End up in a fistfight with somebody, OK?”
“He reacts to the interlocutor, at the reasons, he is involved in the discussion even if he doesn’t like something and he doesn’t agree with something, he asks some questions, reacts to the interlocutor’s reasoning”, Putin said.
“There doesn’t seem to be any ethical standard in the White House”, Pelosi tweeted.
Emails disclosed by Donald Trump Jr. this week showed him eager to attend the meeting with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, after learning that she might have information damaging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man”, Trump said. His attorney, Alan Futerfas, claimed Friday that his client wasn’t aware of the lobbyist’s background at the time of the meeting.
Paul Manafort already has volunteered to talk to congressional intelligence committees investigating whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government attempting to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Details on Mr Akhmetshin’s identity come mostly from a letter sent earlier this year from the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee chairman to the head of Homeland Security.
Now, however, a bombshell has been delivered to the president by his son, Donald Trump Jr.
“If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer”, Trump Jr. would reply within minutes.
It says the lobbyist is Russian-born, but moved to the United States in the 1990s and became an American citizen in 2009.
He said members are not restricted “from asking anything they want to ask”.
The document has become public in response to a government watchdog group’s lawsuit.
Trump administration officials have been meeting with lawmakers to argue against some parts of the bill, including the requirement that Trump obtain Congress’ permission before easing any sanctions. The rest of the answer is redacted.
Human rights organizations believe that Russian authorities beat him and allowed him to die in prison so as to cover up government crimes.