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Is Trump Jr. About To Get Hauled Before The Senate Intelligence Committee?

Update:  Apparently Trump Jr. is an avid reader of The Hill as shortly after they posted an article noting Senator Susan Collins' interest in having him appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he responded via Twitter:

Happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know. https://t.co/tL47NOoteM

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr)

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It seems as though Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with the now infamous "Kremlin-linked" lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, could earn him a fun-filled day before the Senate Intelligence Committee....that is, if Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) has anything to say about it. 

Susan Collins wants DJT Jr., Kushner, Manafort questioned re Natalia meeting & suspects Mueller will want to as part of his criminal probe. https://t.co/O5w2SfcCN1

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis)

 

Of course, as we noted over the weekend (see: Trump's Son Said To Have Met With Russian Lawyer After "Promise Of Damaging Hillary Info": NYT), the New York Times first revealed that Donald Trump Jr., together with then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner - but without Donald Trump himself being present - met at the Trump Tower with a lawyer who was allegedly "Kremlin connected" on June 9, 2016 after reportedly promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. has since indicated that the meeting produced no "information helpful to the campaign"  and suggested that the promise of damaging Clinton material was simply a ruse to get an audience with a Trump campaign official to discuss adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act.

I was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to the campaign. I was not told her name prior to the meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to attend, but told them nothing of the substance. We had a meeting in June 2016. After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. She then changed subjects and began discussing the adoption of Russian children and mentioned the Magnitsky Act. It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting. I interrupted and advised her that my father was not an elected official, but rather a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office. The meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes. As it ended, my acquaintance apologized for taking up our time. That was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind. My father knew nothing of the meeting or these events.

Trump Jr. also mocked the "bombshell" New York Times article earlier this morning, saying he was "obviously the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent."

Obviously I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent... went nowhere but had to listen. https://t.co/ccUjL1KDEa

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr)

 

And the White House weighed in saying there was "nothing inappropriate" about Trump Jr.'s meeting

MORE: White House says there was nothing inappropriate about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Russian lawyer

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters)

 

As for the 'acquaintance' that helped broker the meeting with Trump Jr., as we noted over the weekend, that turned out to be music PR rep Rob Goldstone who has seemingly corroborated Trump Jr.'s story, albeit in a rather delayed fashion.

BREAKING: Full statement to me from Rob Goldstone confirming his Russian client

asked for 6/9/16 meeting with pic.twitter.com/09Rpacvk1Q

— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts)

 

Ironically, to Trump Jr.'s point, that infamous "Trump Dossier," which appeared back in January (think Golden Showers), was compiled by ex-British intelligence official Chris Steele and was allegedly sourced from several Russia-based contacts, was shared with various members of the Hillary Clinton campaign yet not a single Senate or House committee has launched an investigation to figure out whether Hillary 'colluded' with British and/or Russian intelligence to undermine the campaign of Donald Trump...very odd.  We're sure it's just a simple oversight.