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    Senate Releases Details of Trump Tower Meeting

    In testimony released by the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Donald Trump Jr. told the panel last year he didn’t believe his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer — who he thought had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, his father’s campaign rival — was inappropriate. Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee also announced today it agrees with the U.S. intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump. “The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself,” said Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, the body’s vice chairman.

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