In Berlin: Senate committee staff talks to Russian lawyer from Trump Jr. meeting

In Berlin: Senate committee staff talks to Russian lawyer from Trump Jr. meeting
Natalia Veselnitskaya (Image: NBC News video screen grab)

[Ed. – Note: this is the Senate Intelligence Committee.  It’s not the Judiciary Committee — Grassley and Graham — which overall has been more public and useful in its approach to the investigation.  Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are the leads. It sounds from this report like the visit with Veselnitskaya was bipartisan in nature.]

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview told The Associated Press.

Senate intelligence committee investigators looking into Russian interference in the campaign interviewed Natalia Veselnitskaya at a Berlin hotel, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the interview are confidential.

The interview lasted about three hours and was focused on information contained in a collection of memos compiled by a former British spy, whose worked was funded by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The dossier contains numerous allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump, his associates and the Trump campaign.

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