Collins: Senate Russia investigators should interview Donald Trump Jr.

Sen. Susan Collins on Monday called for the Senate Intelligence Committee to interview Donald Trump Jr. and others who participated in a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign.

“Our intelligence committee needs to interview him and others who attended the meeting," said the Maine Republican, a member of the intelligence panel, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that his panel would also “want to question everyone that was at that meeting about what was discussed.”

The meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was first reported by The New York Times. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had promised to provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the Times reported.

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, also attended the meeting.

Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/10/susan-collins-donald-trump-jr-senate-probe-240366

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