Trump Tower meeting hearing transcripts released — live updates

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released congressional testimony transcripts and other material related to the committee’s inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. 

President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner and Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya were among those attending the meeting that raised questions about the role Russian interference played in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump Jr. told told Senate investigators in September 2017 that he had agreed to a meeting with Veselnitskaya who claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton because he wanted to determine her “fitness” for office.

Grassley signaled that he wanted to release the transcripts from interviews of his committee’s investigation into the June 2016 meeting back in January. 

In total, the transcripts and related documents are approximately 2,500 pages. CBS News will be posting the highlights from the material, which was released just after 9 a.m. ET.

This is a developing story.

This is a developing story. 

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