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Blumenthal: Trump Jr.'s Interview Will Focus on Russian Meeting

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

By    |   Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:16 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee's interview with Donald Trump Jr. will put a spotlight on his meeting with a Russian official on June 9, according to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

"My worst fears, among them, are that this meeting may have been a prelude or an overture to more coordinated activities involving collusion between the [President Donald] Trump campaign and the Russians in their interference in our election, and that afterward, there was obstruction of justice, which is very much front and center, and involves following the money," Blumenthal said Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Trump Jr. will "probably" not be put under oath, Blumenthal said, However, "federal statues make punishable any untruths in these circumstances."

This interview is more like "preparation" for a trial, and the Senate Judiciary Committee can use statements Trump Jr. makes there in any hearings that follow, Blumenthal said.

"It may or it may not change what he says in a (future) public hearing, but it enables us to go into that hearing with more and better information to ask questions of him. The question will be, at that public hearing, whether he remains consistent," the senator said.

Blumenthal in August said there was no timeline for concluding the Russia probe.

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