Key senators: 'no doubt' Russian Federation sought to interfere in USA election

Goldstone, a streetwise Lancastrian who left school at sixteen to train as a journalist, was taken aback. "The meeting was a complete waste of time and Don was never told Ms. Veselnitskaya's name prior to the meeting".

But, he added, "at the time, I thought I should listen to what Rob and his colleagues had to say". "And he said, connected".

Kaveladze works for Aras Agalarov, a Russian developer who helped organize the meeting with his pop singer son, Emin. And I gave the reason for that being that I'm a music publicist. There is "Trump Change", a 1998 cut off of E-40's Hall of Game, but I severely doubt that anyone who knows Donald Trump is cool enough to put him onto late-90s E-40.

The reporters "all ask about you", he told Emin, "but I have said request (for the June 9 meeting) was from me".

The transcripts also reflect an aggressive Russian outreach to Trump before and after the NY meeting, including an effort to arrange a follow-up get-together that November with a member of the transition team. The only possibility, then, is Mac Miller's "Donald Trump", which Trump himself publicly praised. "What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?"

"Maybe next time, I'll be hosting you guys in the White House", Goldstone recalled Trump saying. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Minutes after that call, he called Agalarov back.

The transcripts answer some questions - and raise new ones - about the circumstances surrounding the Trump Tower meeting, which has been a focus of the congressional investigations into Trump and Russian Federation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

"I also firmly believe that this effort is not over, that it continues to this very day, [when] the Russians are trying to sow the seeds of discontent in our society, take advantage of the polarization that exists, and divide us further", said Republican Sen.

It's clear Trump Jr. meant to get opposition research from Veselnitskaya in the meeting, but part of his defense has always been that he was unsuccessful in doing so - that the meeting was a bust. The group also has said it is re-examining its relationship with Torshin, who was among 17 Russian government officials recently hit with Treasury Department sanctions that bar Americans from doing business with them.

The documents support Trump, Jr.,'s claim that the Russians didn't actually deliver any actionable dirt on Clinton or her campaign. Indeed, it appears that her pitch about Russian adoptions and overturning United States sanctions went nowhere because Trump's family members and campaign staff were expecting something much more actionable about Clinton.

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Asked in the interview if his father was involved in drafting the statement, Trump said: "I don't know".

So much for the Trump defense.

The statement's assertion that the meeting primarily concerned a program for adopting Russian children turned out to be false when emails revealed that Trump Jr. had agreed to the meeting after being offered damaging information on Clinton. To put it another way, the documents strongly suggest that the Trumps-or at least Trump, Jr. -were nearly certainly willing to collude with the Russians if they really had the goods on Clinton.

Trump Jr. repeatedly told the Senate panel that he doesn't recall, including whether the Russian lawyer offered him documents at the Trump Tower meeting or whether he ever discussed the Russia probe with his father. "What was the "it" that you loved in that e-mail?"

Q: "Potential incriminating information on Hillary Clinton?". Without interviews of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, adviser Jared Kushner and others, Democrats say "much of the truth remains hidden".

Q. "Did you understand that that would be problematic?"

Among the documents released on Wednesday were transcripts of closed-door interviews with Goldstone, and other participants in the Trump Tower meeting, including Trump Jr., Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist, and Ike Kavaladze, a US-based Agalarov representative. He said he had no recollection of who the call with the blocked number was with, and that he had no recollection of the second call with Agalarov.

When asked to identify an unidentified phone number, Trump Jr. quipped: "That's my real boss".

"I don't know", he replied.

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