Manafort Meets With Senate Intel While Under A Separate Senate Subpoena

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to testify before the Committee at a public hearing tomorrow on enforcement of the Federal Agents Registration Act and foreign attempts to influence us elections. Dianne Feinstein announced they issued a subpoena for Manafort to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a public hearing Wednesday.

Manafort - who attended an infamous 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer who supposedly had dirt on Hillary Clinton - had originally avoided a subpoena by agreeing to provide the Judiciary Committee with documents and submitting to an interview by the committee.

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election and potential connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. In the statement, Kushner said he "did not collude with Russian Federation". Investigators are also probing whether Manafort engaged in money laundering, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort "is not a cooperating witness" in the Russian Federation probe, Manafort's spokesman said. The person said that Mr. Manafort's legal team had offered to provide a transcript of Tuesday's interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Congressional committees, as well as a Justice Department special counsel, are investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with Russian Federation in that effort and whether the president has sought to hamper the investigations.

In early July, it was reported that Manafort, Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner had met with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to collect damaging information about Clinton. But Kushner said he hadn't seen those emails until recently shown them by his lawyers.

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It said he was likely to be questioned about a June 2016 meeting in NY with a Russian lawyer. But he disputed that it was an effort to establish a "secret back channel".

Congressional inquiries and intelligence officials have been clear in stating that they don't know how to prove if the Russian attempt to interfere (which they are convinced happened) actually changed the outcome of the election, or even any votes.

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