Russian-American lobbyist says he was in meeting with Donald Trump Jr

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The digital director of President Donald Trump's campaign, Brad Parscale, said Friday he had accepted an invitation to testify before the House intelligence committee's Russian Federation investigation.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump", Goldstone, who represents the son of an Azerbaijani-Russian businessman close to Russian government, wrote in the email to Trump Jr. I wanted to get it all out there.

The Russian government has denied any involvement in or knowledge of the June 2016 meeting. If not, why not?

"It would have been illegal if it constituted material participation by the foreign government", McKenna said.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Trump Jr.'s shifting explanations "paint a portrait of consistent dissembling and deceit".

In the emails, Trump Jr. was told by an interlocutor that he could get "very high level and sensitive information" that was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

"What matters is what Donald Jr. thought going into the meeting, as well as [brother-in-law] Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, who were copied on the correspondence, invited to the meeting, and attended", he said. Were they aware of the identity of the Russian lawyer and her alleged government connection, before, during or after the meeting?

CNN reported that the Trump Tower meeting was even more crowded, however.

This report has been updated with legal analysis and more details. What incriminating information did the lawyer suggest there might be about Hillary Clinton or the Democrats? Now questions are being raised about what Ivanka Trump disclosed on those same forms when she became an aide to her father.

The Magnitsky Act was passed to punish those suspected of being involved in the death of the Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered a $230 million tax-fraud scheme in 2008 that implicated high-level Kremlin officials and allies of President Vladimir Putin.

"He said, 'I think he accepted it, but you'll have to ask him.' That's a big difference". The drip, drip, drip began Saturday with the first New York Times story. "But you should ask him what his opinion is on that". The lobbyists's role raises new red flags for US officials as they study whether and how the Kremlin might have sought to exert influence over the 2016 Trump campaign.

Akhmetshin added that he had not been contacted by the special counsel's office or the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the meeting with Trump Jr., but said he is willing to talk to investigators. CNN said the trip "annoyed at least a few folks back at the White House, who chafe at the way Jared and Ivanka leave town in times of crisis".

"I think any witness who's been asked to testify in Congress should do that", Ryan said. They have it, they want to drip a little bit today, drip a little bit then, so I was like, 'Here it is. His disclosure marks another shift in the account of the meeting. Cobb's role is separate from Trump's outside legal team, led by NY lawyer Marc Kasowitz.

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are trying everything to keep the Russian Federation scandal from derailing their congressional agenda, but they are failing.

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