Ex-Soviet agent at meeting between Trump Jr., Russian lawyer

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The president says the Russian national involved was not a government lawyer.

"I think it's just raised a lot of questions. but the real way that I feel comfortable inviting him is ever since President Trump was elected", Grassley said Thursday.

The lawmakers spoke one day after Donald Trump Jr. disclosed on Twitter a series of emails that revealed his eagerness to hear negative material on Clinton from a Russian lawyer.

"My motive for bringing him in is because of other involvement with whether or not the Foreign Agents Registration Act has been adequately enforced by this administration and the Obama administration", Grassley said.

According to the Former Russian prosecutor, Natalie Veselnitskaya, she was initially denied a U.S. Visa to enter the county but was later given immigration parole.

Intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr would not say Thursday when he wanted to speak with Kushner or Trump Jr. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Donald Trump Jr could testify as early as next week.

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"Look. Something happened and we have to find out what it is, because we can't allow a thing like that to happen to our election process", Trump said.

Putin had said it seemed to him that Trump had "agreed" but added "it's better to ask him about his attitude".

The president's attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in an interview with NBC's "Today" that Trump Jr. did not violate any laws by accepting the meeting.

The president reiterated that his son is a "wonderful young man". Trump Jr. said the meeting "really went nowhere" and that he never told his father about it because there was "nothing to tell".

They also request that the Justice Department disclose any conversations between the Trump White House or campaign and the Justice Department concerning the case and asks whether it was discussed during the transition or during Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador.

Manafort, who resigned as Trump's campaign manager in August 2016 after about five months on the job, is under investigation by the FBI for business dealings and lobbying efforts associated with Ukrainian political campaigns.

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