Trump Jr. says he can't recall discussing Russia probe with his father

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The Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 2,500 pages of documents on Wednesday related to its investigation about a meeting in 2016 between top Trump aides and a delegation of Russians who promised to help the campaign.

"House Intelligence Committee rules that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation", he tweeted after the House Intelligence Committee released its report.

The BBC's Anthony Zurcher: Mr Trump Jr's "If it's what you say, I love it" email was one of the most explosive revelations when news of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was first made public.

But the day after the blocked call - and two days before the Trump Tower meeting - the elder Mr Trump announces that he would be making a "major speech" the following week "discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons".

Russian Federation interfered in the United States' 2016 presidential election with the intention of helping President Donald Trump and hurting his opponent Hillary Clinton, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

"I'm not sure that the House was required to substantiate every conclusion with facts", Burr told reporters last week, when asked whether the Senate Intelligence Committee would also find fault with the intelligence community's assessment.

"It did not talk about what got them into the door, and I didn't expand on it because I didn't think it was relevant to discuss what the meeting was not actually about", Trump Jr. said of the initial Air Force 1 statement.

The June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower is one of several known contacts between Trump campaign workers and people connected with the Russian government at a time when Russia was waging a campaign of active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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According to Trump Jr.'s testimony, he never spoke to his father about the meeting he held with then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and a handful of Russian businesspeople including Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. While Kushner and Trump Jr. have said the now-White House senior adviser left in the middle of the meeting, others who were there told the committee they remembered Kushner staying the whole time. "I wasn't part of the meeting, but yes, I believe I was aware that it had occurred".

In January, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said he planned to release the transcripts because the committee's interviews connected to the Trump Tower meetings had wrapped up.

Committee Democrats said the details about the meeting revealed in the new trove of documents confirm an inappropriate relationship between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government.

Kaveladze told congressional investigators the campaign staffers appeared unimpressed by the meeting.

The findings depart from the House Intelligence Committee's report last month, which implied that Russia's goal was more to sow discord than specifically aid Trump.

Two questions about the Trump Tower meeting were included on a leaked list of questions that Mueller wants to ask Trump if he ultimately agrees to sit for an interview.

President Trump has cited that finding and argued that the continuing investigations in Congress and by the Justice Department are just a "witch hunt".

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