Trump's son, son-in-law to appear before US senate next week

20 Jul 2017 | By Abheet Sethi

US President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort have been told to testify before Senate committees over their meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.

The Trump administration has repeatedly come under fire over the Trump campaign's alleged connections with Russia, which faces allegations of interfering in last year's election.

Trump has denied any collusion.

In context: Trump team to testify before Senate committee

10 Jul 2017Trump's son, son-in-law met Russian lawyer over Clinton info

On July 10, President Donald Trump's son admitted to meeting Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer last year, after being promised damaging information about Trump's rival Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Jr. said "no meaningful information" on Clinton was shared, the New York Times reported.

The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner also attended the meeting.

12 Jul 2017Trump Jr.'s emails shows him welcoming Russian material on Clinton

On July 12, emails from June 2016 released by President Trump's son showed him keen to accept "sensitive" information on his father's rival Hilary Clinton from Natalia.

Donald Trump Jr. was told the information was part of the Russian government's attempt at damaging the Clinton campaign.

This comes amid investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia in the presidential election.

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20 Jul 2017Trump's son, son-in-law to appear before US senate next week

What the Senate committees are investigating

The Senate Intelligence Committee is leading the investigation into Russia's alleged investigation into the 2016 presidential election. The Senate Judiciary Committee is tasked with reviewing rules related to the registration of foreign government agents in the US and foreign attempts at influencing elections in America.
Trump Jr. and Manfort's testimony to ensure truth prevails

DetailsTrump Jr. and Manfort's testimony to ensure truth prevails

Trump Jr. and Manafort were scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 26.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, said the committee's hearing would ensure the truth prevails as the testimony would be given under oath.

Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, has raised concerns why the Obama administration allowed Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter America.

24 Jul 2017Kushner says he didn't collude with Russia after Senate testimony

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner gave his testimony to Senate investigators about his contacts with Russian investigators.

After his closed-door questioning by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kushner told reporters: "I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so."

He said he had no "improper contacts" and didn't rely on Russian funds.

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02 Aug 2017Trump helped frame son's statement that was later found misleading

The White House said President Trump had "weighed in" on a statement in which his son Donald Trump Jr. denied that his meeting with a Russian lawyer was related to the 2016 presidential campaign.

The president "offered suggestion like any father would do."

The statement was found to be misleading as it was revealed Trump Jr. sought damaging information on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.