Trump Jr. asked to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, a Republican, plans to send a letter on Thursday to Donald Trump Jr.to ask him to testify before his committee in a public session, CNN reported.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the committee, said it was "long overdue" that Manafort be called to testify.

Trump Jr. said that he had accepted the meeting because he believed the potentially damaging information on a political opponent could be useful during the campaign.

Manafort said the meeting in a package of information he provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees, who have been investigating potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, as is Robert Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointed by the Justice Department as the special counsel.

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley in Washington on September 20, 2016.

The lawmakers spoke one day after Donald Trump Jr. posted on Twitter a series of emails that revealed his eagerness to hear negative material on Clinton from a Russian lawyer.




Donald Trump Jr. sits down to a round-table discussion at the Talk Media News radio row in Manchester, N.H., February 8, 2016.

Grassley lead the hearing as committee chairman, starting off with an opening statement that detailed job duties of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Wray's credentials. That email led to the June 9, 2016 meeting, at which Trump Jr. later said no meaningful information was provided.

Trump also said in a tweet that his son was "open, transparent and innocent" and again dismissed the ongoing Russian Federation investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history".

Both Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya have claimed that the Russian attorney did not provide any information about Clinton.

Lawyers for President Donald Trump have raised the possibility that the request for the meeting could have been part of a smear campaign against him, trying to tie him and his campaign to Russian Federation.

However, Veselnitskaya was able to come into the United States, after requesting a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. through an intermediary promising damaging information on political opponent Hillary Clinton. Schiff said the problem is something to be investigated along with an analysis of the Trump campaign data.

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