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Wed May 16, 2018, 08:28 AM

Senate panel releases Trump Tower meeting transcripts

Source: CNN

By Jeremy Herb, CNN

Updated 9:12 AM ET, Wed May 16, 2018

(CNN) The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released nearly 2,000 pages of transcripts from interviews the panel conducted with Donald Trump Jr. and other participants of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

The release of the Trump Tower transcripts and hundreds of pages of related materials provides the most comprehensive view yet into the circumstances surrounding the controversial meeting and the details of the roughly 20-minute encounter, in which Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kusher and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were expecting dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The meeting -- and whether President Donald Trump's knew about it -- has become a central focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as well as the congressional Russia investigations. Trump Jr. has told House investigators that he did not communicate with his father about the meeting before it happened. The White House has said the President weighed in on a misleading statement his son issued after the meeting became publicly known, more than a year later.

The committee on Wednesday released transcripts and hundreds of pages of related material from nine people connected to the meeting. The documents contain a record of closed-door committee interviews with five of the eight meeting attendees, including Trump Jr., British music promoter Rob Goldstone, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, translator Anatoli Samochornov and Ike Kaveladze, a Russian with ties to oligarch Aras Agalarov.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/politics/senate-judiciary-committee-trump-tower-transcripts/index.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:42 AM

1. Gee, yah think the other story today of Trump's team 'pressuring' Mueller....

to wrap up his probe may be some deflection from the release of the Tower meetings?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:58 AM

2. Well

There's also the ZTE China story too. He is getting really careless. He can't Tweet his way out of everything forever.

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