Senate Judiciary Chairman Wants Trump Jr. to Testify

Marie Harrington
July 14, 2017

Grassley's comments also come after the top Democrat on the committee, California Sen. "I think it's been lackadaisical enforcement, and he would be an example of that lackadaisical enforcement".

Trump Jr. said Tuesday he would be "happy" to work with a Senate Intelligence Committee now investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after he himself acknowledged meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer during his father's campaign.

Multiple Congressional committees as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller are investigating potential collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday urged President Donald Trump's eldest son to testify to a congressional committee about alleged links between Trump's team and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election campaign.

The parole expired on January 7, 2016, and a request for an extension was denied on January 4, 2016.

Grassley's letter notes that Veselnitskaya's alleged role in efforts to undermine American sanctions as part of her lobbying against the Magnitsky Act was cited in a complaint that she was one of a number of Russian agents who failed to register as such under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

From the secretaries, Grassley requested "all visa records and associated documentation" for Veselnitskaya.

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"Obviously it would be appropriate for anybody to get into anything that went on at that meeting, and he was at that meeting", Grassley told Iowa reporters.

A former assistant attorney general overseeing the criminal division under President George W. Bush, Wray now works as a criminal defense lawyer based in Washington, D.C.

"It's a demanding job that requires a keen understanding of the law, sound management skills, calm under significant pressure and a level head", Grassley said.

"My son Donald did a good job last night", President Trump wrote on Twitter.

After the New York Times initially reported the meeting, Trump Jr. said that he believed he would be given opposition research against Clinton and maintained that he did nothing wrong or out of the ordinary.

"There's probably more questions about this that these e-mails will raise and we look forward to having a chance to speak with Mr. Trump Jr. about this", said Republican Representative Chris Stewart, who serves on the committee.

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