Monday, 24 September, 2018

Things the New Trump Tower Meeting Documents Tell Us

Senate Intel Panel Agrees Russia Intervened In 2016 Presidential Election Witnesses disagree on Kushner timing at Trump Tower meeting
Edmund Robinson | 17 May, 2018, 02:03

The interview took place on September 7, 2017.

"In the transcript from Trump Jr.'s testimony, he says, "(I) n his email to me Rob suggested that someone had official documents and information that would incriminate Hilary Clinton and her dealings with Russian Federation and that the information would be very useful to the campaign".

Trump Jr has said since that no "meaningful information" was offered and the meeting focused mostly on the issue of adoptions of Russian children.

The music promoter who helped set up the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians testified that he thought it was a dumb idea.

The emails appearing sequentially after the "admitting to collusion" email contain correspondence between Goldstone and Trump Jr.

An attendee of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting told congressional investigators he was "concerned" about discussing negative information about Hillary Clinton.

Veselnitskaya, who has ties to the Kremlin, told the committee potential Russian sanctions were discussed at the meeting.

The bipartisan conclusion countered the assessment of House Intelligence Committee Republicans, who had accused intelligence agencies of failing to use appropriate "tradecraft" when those agencies determined that Russian Federation backed Trump's candidacy.

Members of Congress and the Justice Department are investigating.




On Wednesday, following the Senate hearing, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the H0ouse panel, said the House Republicans' conclusion about the IC assessment "now stands in lonely isolation - rejected by the Intelligence Community, by the findings of the Mueller investigation and by Intelligence Committee members in both chambers who have objectively reviewed the facts".

As the report noted, Donald Trump made public hints that he wanted to meet with Putin, even tweeting, "Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow-if so, will he become my new best friend?"

Q. Does your father used a blocked number on his cell phone or on any phones that you call him on?
He has since been indicted as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation on charges related to money laundering, tax fraud, and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Trump said, however, that he would have taken such a message only as "general well-wishing", not a concrete offer of help.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has said she supports the release of the interview transcripts, but panel Democrats contend Republicans did not push witnesses to answer all key questions and are preparing to end their inquiry prematurely.

That's in contrast to the House intelligence committee, which agreed with the majority of the report but said last month that the agencies "did not employ proper analytic tradecraft" while assessing Russian president Vladimir Putin's intentions.

After the meeting ended, Goldstone apologized profusely to Trump, Jr., "for what he believed was wasting our time".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said it was clear to her that the younger Mr. Trump and others at the meeting went into it hoping Russian Federation would provide help, and they were "frustrated and angry that the meeting did not produce enough damaging information on their opponent".

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