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ELECTION MEDDLING PROBE: US Congress questions Trump Jr. over meeting with Russians

ELECTION MEDDLING PROBE: US Congress questions Trump Jr. over meeting with Russians

The ongoing probe into Russia meddling and influence over the last Presidential election in the US witnessed the summoning of President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., by lawmakers.

However, reports say Trump Jr. when asked declined to discuss with lawmakers a conversation he had with his father about emails related to a June 2016 meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians.

According to Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee investigating allegations of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election, Trump Jr. however answered the “overwhelming majority” of questions from committee members.

Read also: Special counsel Mueller probed Kushner over Russia meddling —CNN reveals

“In my view there is no attorney-client privilege that protects a discussion between father and son,” Schiff told reporters after the closed-door testimony had ended.
“We will be following up with his counsel,” Schiff said.

In a similar situation, Trump’s son-in-law and White House Senior adviser Jared Kushner met with FBI chief and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team last month as part of its Russia meddling probe.

Citing two people familiar with the meeting, CNN reported that former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was the prime topic of the conversation between Kushner and Mueller’s team.

Kushner spoke with Mueller’s team for less than 90 minutes, the report said.

 

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