Ever since it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney during the 2016 presidential campaign, the media has gone into a feeding frenzy of sorts.
Every major outlet was vying to be the first to discover just how many people had attended the meeting, who they were, and what they discussed.
And despite the fact that — thus far, at least — it appears nothing of note actually transpired at the meeting, many have suggested that the only way to truly put things to rest is through a congressional hearing.
President Donald Trump’s eldest son has been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the panel’s chairman says he’s willing to subpoena him if necessary.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters Thursday he was sending Donald Trump Jr. a letter asking him to testify and hoped he would come “pretty soon,” perhaps as early as next week.
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Grassley, who first made his comments to CNN, added that he is willing to wield his subpoena pen to compel Trump Jr.’s attendance.
Trump Jr., for his part, was quick to say he would happily meet with the committee:
Happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know. https://t.co/tL47NOoteM
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 10, 2017
Now, the lawyer in question, Natalia Veselnitskaya, says she is ready to testify as well — but her comments thus far suggest that her testimony is unlikely to go the way Democrats might hope.
The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr after his father won the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination has said she is ready to testify to Congress to dispel what she called “mass hysteria” about the encounter.
President Donald Trump’s eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya, a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton, according to emails released by Donald Trump Jr. […]
“I’m ready to clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria – but only through lawyers or testifying in the Senate,” Veselnitskaya said in an interview with Russia’s Kremlin-backed RT TV channel released late on Tuesday.
Since the story broke in early July, Veselnitskaya has insisted that she has never had ties to the Kremlin and did not have damaging information on the Clintons — a claim that the Kremlin seems to back up with repeated insistence that its government did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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Source: Conservative Daily