Grassley: Senate panel wants Paul Manafort to testify next week

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Trump earlier suggested he may have known about the meeting, saying "maybe it was mentioned at some point", but nevertheless insisted he did not know what it was about. "So I think she was there but I don't remember any type of conversation with her between us". "He is a USA citizen".

'And I think it's raised a lot of questions, ' Grassley added, as the Donald Trump Jr story has devoured the news cycle for the past six days.

Trump's comments came amid his meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, talks that were set to focus in large part on the conflict in Syria, with the longtime allies aiming to partner to develop a road map for the country's future.

US congressional negotiators are making progress on resolving a dispute that has stalled a bill to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation, congressional aides said on Thursday, and one lawmaker said the matter could be resolved as soon as Friday.

Blumenthal said he is both "gratified and pleased"' that Trump Jr. and Manafort will appear in front of the committee.

The heads of the Senate judiciary committee are writing a letter to Trump Jr. on Thursday, according to CNN.

Tuesday morning, Trump Jr. posted an email chain on his Twitter account documenting the arrangement.

At the root of the case is Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who uncovered massive fraud and government corruption that led to his death in custody in 2012, prompting Congress to enact human-rights sanctions on Russia that Veselnitskaya has lobbied against. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer.

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Trump also said in a tweet that his son was "open, transparent and innocent" and again dismissed the ongoing Russian Federation investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history".

The president again defended his efforts to forge a constructive relationship between the Putin government and the United States in the wake of his recent meeting with the Russian president during the G20 summit in Germany.

"Simply put, we would be inviting the fox into the hen house", Gallego said.

The application page asks whether Sessions, a senator before joining the Trump administration, or anyone in his immediate family had contact within the past seven years with a foreign government or its representatives. "I don't get into the timing".

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