Jared Kushner Was 'Agitated, Infuriated' At Meeting With Russians Focused On Adoptions

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Six months after the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump campaign officials and a self-described Kremlin informant, an intermediary contacted Donald Trump's office asking for a follow-up, according to documents released Wednesday by a Senate committee.

"After careful examination, the Senate Committee found no evidence to contradict the conclusion of the intelligence community that Russian Federation, by order of (Vladimir) Putin, spent an unprecedented interference in the election to help campaign trump and harm (Hillary) Clinton in 2016", - stated the co-Chairman of the Committee, democratic Senator mark Warner.

Regarding the now infamously misleading statement that Trump Jr. released after news of the June 2016 meeting broke - that the participants had "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" - his testimony reveals that his account of what happened diverges materially from reporting by the Washington Post.

Goldstone said that Trump Jr. told Veselnitskaya to raise her concerns about the Magnitsky Act "to the Obama administration because they actually are in power" before ending the meeting.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller took a keen interest in this meeting as part of his probe into allegations of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

Dr Michael McFaul, who was the U.S. ambassador to Russian Federation at the time of Mr Trump's visit, said some visiting American businessmen worked with the embassy to arrange meetings there, but that Mr Trump did not.

Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer in July 2016 after learning she had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic opponent of now-President Trump.

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, left, and pageant owner Donald Trump point to each other while posing for a photo after the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow on November 9, 2013. "Joanna Glover" appears to be GOP lobbyist Juleanna Glover, a former Dick Cheney aide who worked on the Magnitsky Act.

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The Judiciary Committee did not interview Veselnitskaya, but the panel released her written responses to a letter that committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, sent her previous year.

Steve Bannon, the president's former chief strategist, has said he believes the elder Trump likely knew of the meeting. But Mr. Trump's memory was fuzzy when it came to who was on the other end of the calls.

"The House Intelligence Committee majority's assertion that Russian Federation did not aim to assist Trump or that the Intelligence Community fell short in applying rigorous analytical tradecraft now stands in lonely isolation - rejected by the Intelligence Community, by the findings of the Mueller investigation and by Intelligence Committee members in both chambers who have objectively reviewed the facts", he said. "I'm not sure that the House was required to substantiate every conclusion with facts, " Burr told reporters last week, promising the Senate panel would "have the facts to show for" its conclusions.

The Agalarovs, Goldstone, Shugart and bodyguard Keith Schiller gathered with Trump in a conference room at Crocus Expo, the exhibition center where the pageant was being staged, as Peskov explained to Aras Agalarov that Putin would not be able to meet with Trump because his visit with the Dutch king was running late, Goldstone testified.

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However, Veselnitskaya apparently spent most of the meeting alleging that she had discovered the flow of illicit funds to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as well as inveighing against the Magnitsky Act, a USA sanctions law that prompted Russia to ban US adoptions of Russian children.

"A lot of Russian words" were exchanged, Mr Goldstone recalled.

"I remember him saying specifically, 'You have a very strong leader".

Mr Trump did not make it to Mr Agalarov's party in Moscow.

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