Trump campaign submits over 20K pages of documents in Russia probe


Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign; his son, Donald Trump Jr.; and former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, turned over thousands of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee in compliance with the panel’s investigation into possible Russian election interference, a committee spokesperson confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday.

The Trump campaign sent over more than 20,000 pages of documents to the committee last Wednesday, which was the deadline to submit documents. Manafort handed over about 400 pages, including his foreign-advocacy paperwork, on the same day, according to the spokesperson.

Additionally, Trump Jr. submitted about 250 pages on Friday, the spokesperson said.

In letters to Trump Jr. and Manafort, the Judiciary Committee leaders asked for all documents related to their June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyers, as well as any communications or records of attempts to obtain information from Russians about Hillary Clinton or the 2016 presidential campaign, according to the spokesperson.

Fusion GPS — the opposition research firm linked to a controversial “dossier” containing numerous allegations about Trump and his campaign — and its owner, Glenn Simpson, have yet to turn over documents, the spokesman said.

The panel said it hopes to have staff-transcribed interviews with all three men in a closed session before they testify in a public hearing, but those negotiations are still ongoing.

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