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Donald Trump Jr to Face House Panel Questioning

Content by: Voice of America


Donald Trump Jr. is set to testify Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session as lawmakers continue their investigation into Russian interference in last year's U.S.


Trump made a similar appearance in September in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he denied his father's presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

One item of interest for investigators is a meeting the younger Trump held more than a year ago in the midst of the campaign at Trump Tower in New York, the president's business and political campaign headquarters.

The younger Trump, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort met with a woman described as a "Russian government attorney," Natalia Veselnitskaya, after an intermediary had told the younger Trump that she would hand them incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump" in the election.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kushner have said Veselnitskaya had no such damaging information.

FILE - In this photo taken on Nov. 8, 2016, Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to a journalist in Moscow.FILE - In this photo taken on Nov. 8, 2016, Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to a journalist in Moscow.

Deutsche Bank

The White House on Tuesday strongly denied that the special prosecutor looking into alleged Russian interference in last year’s election has asked a German bank for records relating to accounts held by President Trump and his family members.

"We’ve confirmed this with the bank and other sources" that it is not true, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters during the daily briefing. "I think this is another example of the media going too far, too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'No subpoena for bank records'