Paul Manafort subpoenaed by Senate Judiciary Committee

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Separately, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with bipartisan staff of the Senate intelligence committee and "answered their questions fully", his spokesman, Jason Maloni, said.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing the subpoena - to "compel Manafort's presence at a public hearing" Wednesday.

Since May, they have been quietly interviewing witnesses and collecting documents to establish whether there are links between top aides from Trump's campaign, members of his family, and possibly the president himself and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Manafort has also for years worked on behalf of Putin-connected Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych, who served as president of that country from 2010 to 2014.

Kushner met with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Mondy before making brief remarks to reporters.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.

It said he was likely to be questioned about a June 2016 meeting in NY with a Russian lawyer. The other person said Manafort has agreed to additional interviews with the Senate intelligence committee staff on other topics. Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, has released emails that showed he welcomed the prospect of receiving damaging information at the meeting about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Democrats took over funding for Steele's project after Trump won the Republican nomination.

On Twitter Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said Mr. Kushner "did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians".

The statement goes on to say that the committee will consider excusing Manafort's participation if he is "willing to agree to production of documents and a transcribed interview, with the understanding that the interview would not constitute a waiver of his rights or prejudice the committee's right to compel his testimony in the future".

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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