Trump Jr. said he proceeded to "quickly and politely end the meeting".
Donald Trump Jr, in a prepared statement to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, said on Thursday it was important to learn about the Democratic presidential candidate's "fitness" to be president, the paper reported.
Trump Jr. said in the statement that he would have consulted "with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration", depending on the information he was given.
If we think of the Russian Federation meddling/Trump collusion investigation as a wheel, there are about half a dozen spokes holding its structure: whether the Trump campaign colluded, whether they did it wittingly or unwittingly, whether the president or his team tried to obstruct justice afterward, and what, if any, financial ties members of Trump's campaign have with Russian Federation. Trump has repeatedly denied having any dealings with Russian Federation, but emails between a business associate and one of his lawyers showed that his company was pursuing a Trump Tower in Moscow while he was running for president. But it was Donald Trump Jr. who appears to have set up the encounter.
Manafort met privately with staff on that committee in July.
"Since I had no additional information to validate what Rob was saying, I did not quite know what to make of his email".
Trump Jr.'s public defense of the meeting has changed over time, at first saying the sit-down was organized to address the adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act, which directs sanctions against Russia over human rights violations.
As it later turned out, my skepticism was justified.
After three hours, Blumenthal described the atmosphere of the meeting as "cordial", and said committee staffers "covered a good deal of ground" with Trump Jr.
Maharashtra Press Corps condemn killing of Gauri Lankesh
Lankesh was also part of a government panel involved in shaping a Maoist surrender to state police, according to reports. She was the daughter of late poet-turned-journalist P Lankesh who launched " Lankesh Patrike " several decades ago.
Trump Jr. responded enthusiastically to Goldstone's meeting proposal by saying, "I love it!"
It's not clear what will come of the interview - or how much of it will be disclosed to the public. Nonetheless, Trump Jr. invited Manafort and Kushner to the meeting, "but told them none of the substance or who was going to be there, since I did not know myself", according to his statement.
The meeting at Trump Tower in NY, in which the campaign team was promised dirt on Donald Trump's rival Hillary Clinton, was also attended by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort. Slowly, details leaked out that a Russian-American lobbyist known for wily political tactics was there, as was the vice president of a Russian real estate company, who two decades ago was the subject of a congressional inquiry into Russian money laundering in US banks.
Omar al-Soma, who had not played for Syria in five years, returned from Saudi Arabia and was the hero with the tying goal. It won't be the first time the Syrian spirit has been tested and Ayman Hakeem will not budge in front of the challenge.
Apart from the prequels, all the touchstones that make something feel like Star Wars have to do with griminess and dirt. In the wake of the Trevorrow news, many people were quick to speculate online about who might take up the mantle.
After entering an ante-chamber following a photo-op with China's President Xi Jinping , Modi enveloped Sisi in his trademark hug. China had successfully hosted the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in May, this year.
Residents interviewed by the commission and first responders suggested the attack happened during a regular religious gathering. The United States was also cited in the report for what they claim were legal strikes against Al Qaeda militants at a mosque.
The company said more devices carrying the digital helper would be announced at the IFA tech show occurring this week in Berlin. Google Home is now your go-to smart speaker that allows Google Assistant experience to the fullest.
Trump's deal ensures the government can borrow money and pay its bills into December in exchange for $8 billion in Harvey aid. . The White House requested $7.85 billion for emergency Harvey aid and called for Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately.
National Guard helicopter teams to assist with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, but Cooper said they would return by Wednesday night. Here's a closer look at how Georgia and the Carolinas are preparing for Irma. "Irma is a powerful storm".
Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday that if Congress appropriates the money, there must be enough available to cover the Harvey aid. Democrats are offering to support the Senate bill as long as the debt ceiling increase is only for three months.
According to reports, the Red Sox admitted to using an Apple Watch to steal the Yankees' signals. The Sox sit atop the AL East division entering Tuesday with the Yankees right behind them .
Hurricane Katia continues in southwestern Gulf
El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon characterized by warmer-than-normal water in the eastern Pacific equatorial region. The country was battered by Hurricane Matthew past year , which killed more than 270 people across the Caribbean.
News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017
Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, the two apps have mostly been kept separate, according to TechCrunch . In a statement, an Instagram spokesperson confirmed the test, but declined to share more about the company's plans.
Woodburn shines for Wales again
Woodburn's impact has helped revive Wales' hopes of a first World Cup appearance since 1958, with Coleman's side now second in Group D .
'American Horror Story: Cult' exploits political divide
It's too early to confirm but we can already assume she's attempting to isolate Ally from her family on Kai's orders. Granted, the 2016 election is where her hysteria started, but the clown comic book was the accelerant.
AAA: Gas prices up 16.7 percent from previous year
In Texas, two out of the three Port Arthur refineries remained closed and together they refine 1.163 million barrels of oil a day. D'Amelia, speaking from Stewart's corporate offices in Saratoga Springs, acknowledged a 45-cent jump in price is dramatic.