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White House Troubled by Russia Sanctions Bill

15 July 2017

"What [the emails] show is, as you said so well a minute ago, interest and enthusiasm, for working with the Russians on interfering in the election", he said.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he's sending a letter to Donald Trump ask him to testify. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Feinstein's office confirmed that they plan to question him.

Natalia Veselnitskaya has been in the headlines in recent days after the New York Times, calling her a "Kremlin-linked lawyer", reported on a meeting she had at Trump Tower in June with Trump Jr., then-campaign chair Paul Manafort, and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump's inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under "extraordinary circumstances" before she embarked on a lobbying campaign a year ago that ensnared the president's eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews. He said he will leave that to Robert Muller, the special counsel investigating the president's campaign ties to Russian Federation.

"Mr. Manafort must answer questions about his deeply disturbing - and possibly criminal - conduct throughout the campaign", he said in the release. That committee is chaired by North Carolina Sen. "We want to understand what data was hacked, where it was stored and if it was weaponized at all, whether it was by Russian Federation or the campaign".

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He then arranged a meeting between Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya, who was described to him as Russian government lawyer.

Democratic congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee want to know why Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly settled a money laundering case in May involving the same Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential election to offer "dirt" on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Robby Mook, Clinton's former campaign manager, also denied that anyone from the Clinton campaign was talking to Ukrainian government officials in an effort to get opposition research on Russian Federation. This is the first time a GOP chairman of a committee investigating the Russian Federation issue has publicly acknowledged an effort to bring Donald Trump Jr. before his committee.

Veselnitskaya also attended a dinner with Rohrabacher as well as other guests. It said: "I will send the names of the two people meeting with you for security when I have them later today".

The tweet appears aimed at reports that the White House had been thrust into chaos following the scandal surrounding his son.

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It also quoted Trump Jr.'s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, as saying Trump Jr., who now runs the family real estate business, did not know anything about the man's background at the time of the meeting. Prevezon made three very interesting hires. "It's not surprising that Trump and his allies continue to resort to spreading conspiracy theories about the DNC in order to distract from news of their disturbing contacts with Russian Federation". "Otherwise, you're going to make me look bad". Jay Sekulow, the President's attorney, denied that Trump was involved.

"Treason is a little bit strong". "That is not correct", Akhmetshin told The Associated Press.

The junior Trump has said he accepted the meeting, which included two high-ranking aides of his father's campaign, after an email from an associate had said that someone advertised as a "Russian government attorney" would deliver information compiled by the Russian state prosecutor that was damaging to Hillary Clinton.

"I'm more than happy to be transparent about it, and I'm more than happy to cooperate with everyone", Trump Jr. said in that interview.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment seeking more details on the potential ceasefire agreement.

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Still Trump remains defiant.