The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wants to speak with Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, about a meeting he held with a Russian lawyer during his father's campaign, NBC News reported on Monday, citing a committee source.
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Donald Trump Jr. tweeted earlier on Monday that he would be "Happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know." Trump Jr. has said he agreed to meet the lawyer, whom the New York Times described as having links to the Kremlin, hoping to get information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. has hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas to represent him in connection with Russia-related investigations, the lawyer and Trump Jr.'s office said on Monday.
Futerfas, a sole practitioner who specializes in criminal defense, would not say when he was retained or whether he had any input into the statements Trump Jr. made over the weekend about a meeting with a Russian lawyer
Speculation mounted over whether Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Kremlin-linked lawyer amounts to collusion with Russia as the meeting coincided with the first allegations from Donald Trump over twitter regarding Hillary Clinton's missing "33,000 emails," which Trump later asked Russia to hack.
Congressional committees and a special counsel, Robert Mueller, are investigating whether Russia interfered in the election and colluded with the Trump campaign. Moscow denies the allegations, and Trump says there was no collusion.