Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Senate Panel Agrees: Russia Meddled in 2016 Election

Senate Intel Panel Agrees Russia Intervened In 2016 Presidential Election Witnesses disagree on Kushner timing at Trump Tower meeting
Gerardo Duncan | 17 May, 2018, 06:58

Although the Senate Intelligence Committee has yet to weigh in on the collusion allegations, Burr and Warner have hinted for days that their panel's interim findings on the intelligence community would depart from those reached by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.

Veselnitskaya also raised the issue of a Russian adoption ban, which was put into place by President Vladimir Putin in retaliation for the Magnitsky Act.

'There is no doubt that Russian Federation undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections, ' the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Richard Burr, said in a joint statement with the committee's top Democrat after a closed hearing on the issue.

"Our staff has concluded that [intelligence services] findings were accurate and correct", said Senate committee vice President, Democrat Mark R. Warner, in a joint statement with president, Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Phone records show that Donald Trump Jr. called a blocked number before and after calls with Agalarov arranging the meeting and again on the night of the meeting.

"He has this unusual fascination not only with the strongmen, but the nearly retro male chauvinist culture that they have still in Russian Federation", said Ms Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defence for Russian Federation in the Obama administration. The theory is given some credence by testimony from Corey Lewandowski, a top campaign aide, who told House investigators that Mr. Trump made use of a blocked number.

The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews with Trump's son and others who attended a June 9, 2016, meeting at which they expected to receive dirt about Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. "I love it especially later in the summer", Trump Jr. said in response to Goldstone's overture in an email exchange.

Trump was reportedly hoping that the Miss Universe contest could open doors to a major development deal in Moscow. The investigations also explore wher re was obstruction to justice by President of United States, who fueled this suspicion when in May past year he dismissed James Comey as director of FBI, when he was on top of this case.

After small talk about the view and a recent win in the primaries, the younger Trump got down to business, Akhmetshin said.

"Every billionaire who comes to Moscow wants to meet with Putin and a lot of them don't get the chance", Mr McFaul said. I could tell like he - Trump, Jr., he just instantly lost interest about those things. "I did not even know that he had been to Russian Federation". They walked into Trump Tower.

Senate Intelligence undertook one of three main congressional probes of Russian Federation and the 2016 election, along with the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In another email, Goldstone referred to Veselnitskaya as "the Russian government attorney".

The committee's Democrats, led by California Sen. Peskov invited Trump to attend the Olympic Winter Games in February 2014 in Sochi "and said he'd be happy to meet him there or at any future time", Goldstone said, an offer Trump did not accept.

Matt Viser tweeted "Rob Goldstone, who set up the Trump Tower meeting, grew frustrated a year later and vents to his longtime client Emin Agalarov".

Aras Agalarov told The Post in a 2016 interview that Putin sent Trump "a friendly letter", along with a Fedoskino box, saying he was grateful the pageant was in Moscow. "There is no doubt that Russian Federation undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections".

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