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Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman

Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the committee's Republican chairman, said if Manafort does not come willingly he will be subpoenaed.

While the meeting itself focused on the Russian ban on adoption of Russian children by American parents, emails from Trump Jr. show that he was promised information that would compromise Hillary Clinton, purportedly as part of a Russian effort to help his father. But as has been mentioned before, those close to Manafort say he has been cooperative and will continue to be - he's just waiting on the committee to give him a date for the hearing.

The invitation to Trump Jr. comes a day after Grassley said the committee wants to hear from Paul Manafort, who ran Trump's presidential campaign for a time.

Manafort said the meeting in a package of information he provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees, who have been investigating potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, as is Robert Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointed by the Justice Department as the special counsel.

Trump Jr. said Tuesday he would be "happy" to work with a Senate Intelligence Committee now investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after he himself acknowledged meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer during his father's campaign.

On Sunday, Trump Jr. issued a statement, in which he said it had become clear during the meeting that Veselnitskaya had no meaningful information on the Democratic National Committee's links with Russia-connected individuals.

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Grassley said Wednesday that he's asked the departments of Homeland Security and State how Veselnitskaya could be in the United States without registering under the foreign agents act or on a valid visa.

Susan Collins, R-Me., calling for the Senate intelligence committee to interview him.

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley in Washington on September 20, 2016.

"It was in the previous administration [and] if there had been enforcement of the immigration laws, she wouldn't have been in the country", said Grassley.

Grassley lead the hearing as committee chairman, starting off with an opening statement that detailed job duties of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Wray's credentials.

"I think any witness who's been asked to testify in Congress should do that", Ryan said at a news conference.