Trump Jr. expected to testify privately to Senate committee Thursday

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr told Senate investigators Thursday morning that he only met with Russians in that now-infamous June, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower to obtain information about Hillary Clinton's "fitness" for office.

Investigators are focusing on a June 2016 meeting the younger Trump held in the midst of the campaign at Trump Tower in NY, the president's business and political campaign headquarters.

The meeting in question took place in June 2016, more than a month after his father became the presumptive Republican nominee.

Emails released by Trump Jr. earlier this year show he took the meeting expecting he would be receiving damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to aid the Trump campaign.

Alan Futerfas, Attorney of Donald Trump Jr. has disclosed that his client would be meeting in private with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday for an interview.

Russian Federation has loomed large over the first six months of the Trump presidency.

Sources are predicting new points of friction, because aides to each of the panels spent the August recess pouring over more than 20,0000 pages of documents from the Trump campaign about communications involving Russian Federation, which probably will result in new witnesses and leads. He told the Times in March that he never met with Russians on behalf of the campaign, a statement his lawyer has since said was meant to refer to Russian government officials.

The New York City meeting they had with the Trump campaign has emerged as an important point of the investigations into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia's attack on the 2016 election.

The White House has acknowledged that President Trump had a hand in drafting that initial explanation Trump Jr. gave.

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But that explaination poses a real legal problem for Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. expressed that he had some misgivings about the meeting that Goldstone had organized, and went in with a great degree of skepticism.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who sat in on the meeting with committee staff, told CNN that Trump Jr. has not put concerns to rest and is opening up new lines of inquiry.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", the intermediary wrote.

During his testimony, Trump Jr. defended saying that he "loved" the idea of Russian Federation helping his father's campaign spread dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Some senators attended the closed door session Thursday but they asked no questions - those were left to the staff alone.

Senate aides anticipate a lengthy interview.

Senators had sought to interview the president's son publicly in July but he instead offered to be privately interviewed and provide documents.

Committee members Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., were also seen entering or exiting the meeting.

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