Congress Just Requested Trump Jr’s Phone Records Before And After Russia Meeting
CBS News just reported that congressional investigators probing Rusian election interference have requested Donald Trump Jr.’s phone records relating to his meeting with a Russian lawyer ahead of the 2016 election.
“There is ‘high interest’ among congressional investigators to look into Trump Jr’s cell phone records, office phone records and all email accounts of individuals involved in the meeting,” the report says.
The meeting became the subject of national attention last month after it was revealed that Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer to gain compromising information on then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
A congressional official told CBS News “we want all relevant documents” pertinent to the meeting and those who attended.
President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, as well as former campaign manager Paul Manafort, were also at the meeting, Political Dig reported.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post revealed that President Trump dictated Trump Jr.’s initial misleading statement on the meeting. The report has launched the event back into the national spotlight.
The meeting has become a central part of ongoing investigations by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees into alleged collusion between Trump campaign staff and Russia during the 2016 election.
Trump Jr.’s willingness to accept the meeting and opposition research on Clinton is just one of many examples of the Trump campaign clear intent to work with the Russian government to tilt the election in their favor.