Friday, 21 July, 2017

Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman

Donald Trump Jr Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman
Saul Franklin | 14 July, 2017, 00:44

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein will request Donald Trump Jr. testify before the committee.

The move comes one day after Grassley announced that he will be calling former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify before the committee.

"PEBS00039-topic.html" class="local_link" >Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner at a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide the Trump campaign with information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.

Grassley said the committee would call Manafort to testify to learn why he didn't file as a foreign agent before becoming involved in the US presidential campaign. The real estate executive, who is President Trump's oldest son, said earlier this week that he is willing to testify under oath about his meeting with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Trump Jr.'s meeting with Veselnitskaya, which occurred on June 9, 2016, has led to accusations from Trump critics that the campaign attempted to collude with the Russian government.

Also that month, a Washington lobbying firm that Manafort co-managed registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Separately, Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said his panel wants to look at the use of Russian social media "trolls" and whether they were connected to the Trump election campaign. However, the immigration parole expired on January 7, 2016 and she was denied an extension.

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"This raises serious questions about whether the Obama administration authorized her to remain in the country, and if so, why?"

The chairman noted that the committee is holding hearings next week on the Federal Agent Registration Act, which requires Americans to register to work as lobbyists of foreign governments.

He tweeted on July 10, "Obviously I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent... went nowhere but had to listen".

Trump, 39, responded "if it's what you say I love it" and set up a meeting with the source, according to the emails.

"My son Donald did a good job last night", President Trump wrote on Twitter.

"I just think that he would welcome the opportunity to say everything he wants to say", Grassley told CNN.

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