US Lawmakers set to question Trump campaign chairman
Jul 14, 2017, 00:19
Pressed on whether the committee would subpoena Trump Jr., Grassley said, "Let's wait and see what he does from our letter". Dianne Feinstein told CNN Thursday she wanted Trump Jr.to go before the committee as early as next week.
The president says the Russian national involved was not a government lawyer.
Grassley said the committee would call Manafort to testify to learn why he didn't file as a foreign agent before becoming involved in the US presidential campaign.
As part of its oversight of the Department of Justice, Grassley said the committee has an interest in learning more about whether the meeting violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act, which requires people representing foreign countries in a political capacity to disclose that relationship and information about related activities and finances. "I think it's been lackadaisical enforcement, and he would be an example of that lackadaisical enforcement".
April 12: Maloni announced Manafort meant to officially register as a foreign agent.
US President Donald Trump has addressed the controversy over his eldest son's meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign.
The scope of congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest came into sharper focus on Wednesday, July 12, as lawmakers said they meant to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and to determine whether Russian social media "trolls" were connected to Trump's election efforts.
Grassley has questions about whether Veselnitskaya should have been registered and whether the foreign agent act is being properly enforced.
"It is unclear how she was still in the country for that meeting, despite being denied a visa beforehand and her parole purportedly expiring on January 7, 2016", Grassley wrote, according to a statement and copy of the letter released Wednesday.
From the secretaries, Grassley requested "all visa records and associated documentation" for Veselnitskaya.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on "Fox & Friends" that he has written to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary John Kelly in an effort to find out what happened.
A former assistant attorney general overseeing the criminal division under President George W. Bush, Wray now works as a criminal defense lawyer based in Washington, D.C.
In an interview before departing Wednesday evening for France, Trump told Reuters that he didn't know about the meeting "until a couple of days ago when I heard about this".
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