Senator Chuck Schumer calls on Donald Trump Jr. to testify publicly about his communications with Russian officials during the 2016 election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, said on Tuesday he wanted Donald Trump Jr. to publicly testify under oath about his interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 election. His comments come after it was revealed that the president's oldest son had met with a Russian government lawyer who claimed to have had information incriminating President Donald Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Earlier on Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. posted on Twitter a chain of emails between himself and Rob Goldstone, a publicist who helped to arrange the June 9, 2016, meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, who says she is a private lawyer and denies having Kremlin ties. "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer," Trump Jr. replied in the email exchange after Goldstone said the information offered was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." The disclosures could provide ammunition for U.S. investigators probing whether there was collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's Republican presidential campaign. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow sought to hurt Clinton and help Trump in the 2016 presidential election.