The Senate and House Intelligence panels are conducting the main congressional investigations after US intelligence agencies found that Moscow attempted to influence the campaign to help the Republican Trump defeat his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. answered the “overwhelming majority” of questions from committee members in his hours of testimony.
Donald Trump Jr., in a prepared statement to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators for a meeting behind closed doors, said it was important to learn about Clinton’s “fitness” to be president.
Sources said US special counsel Robert Mueller had also convened the grand jury investigation to help examine allegations of Russian interference.
Trump Jr. released emails that showed he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer with damaging information on Clinton.
Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak – whose name has emerged multiple times in the investigation of Russian interference in the US elections – ended his tenure amidst intense scrutiny.
While not a surprise, Sean Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in President Trump’s media and legal teams.
So far, President Trump’s son, campaign chairman Paul Manafort and son-in-law Jared Kusher are confirmed to have met with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
The US Secret Service denied a suggestion by Trump’s legal team that it was aware of the meeting and had “allowed” it to happen after vetting the attendees.
The billionaires dictating national policy are making bank with near impunity while the media circus is transfixed by the high drama of Russian collusion.
The Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin was reportedly in attendance of the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.
Christopher Wray said “I do not consider Director Mueller (who is leading the Russia Probe) to be on a witch hunt,” during his Senate confirmation hearing.
While Trump Jr. faces fire due to evidence of his active willingness to collude with a foreign power to influence the US elections, President Trump says “everybody would do that.”
Senator Cardin said the bill should be passed because of Russian interference in US elections, occupation of Crimea and support of the Syrian government.
Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, seeking damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported.
While the tweeter-in-chief remained silent during Comey’s testimony, Donald Trump Jr. took up the mantle, live tweeting through the entire proceedings
Under scrutiny for his ties with Russia, Rex Tillerson is seen as a divisive figure and controversial choice by both parties.
Trump vowed to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details on how he intends to do so