Politics Senate Judiciary chairman asks how Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. entered U.S.

03:45  12 july  2017
03:45  12 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

Committees vie to be first to question Trump Jr.

  Committees vie to be first to question Trump Jr. Lawmakers are vying to get the first crack questioning Donald Trump Jr. about his meeting with a Russian lawyer offering compromising information on Hillary Clinton. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee are all battling to get Trump Jr. to appear before their panels - potentially setting up another jurisdiction fight amid competing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) argued on Tuesday that Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr . was approached by a Russian lawyer who set up a meeting to discuss a Russian policy. The connection drawn by the president’ s lawyers between Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS comes from a letter this spring by the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, who

Donald Trump Jr . released a statement detailing his meeting with the Russian lawyer , Natalia Veselnitskaya: TGP also previously reported that the lawyer who met with the Trump team was denied a U . S . visa to enter , however

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is interviewed by Roll Call in his Hart Building office, January 21, 2015. © Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is interviewed by Roll Call in his Hart Building office, January 21, 2015. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the U.S. administration on Tuesday how the Russian lawyer who met President Donald Trump's son in New York in June 2016 was allowed to enter the United States.

Grassley, in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said U.S. permission for the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to travel to the United States had been set to expire on Jan. 7, 2016, and her request for an extension had been denied, Grassley's office said in a statement. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Eric Beech)

Senate Judiciary panel prepared to subpoena Manafort, Trump Jr., by Friday night .
The panel’s chairman said subpoenas for both, plus one other witness, have been approved if they do not respond to the committee’s invitation by close of business Friday.Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Manafort, Trump Jr. and a third invited witness, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, have until Friday night to accept the invitation to testify in a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday. If they do not accept, Grassley said, subpoenas would be issued “almost immediately.

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