Elijah Cummings

The top Democrat and ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to US Secret Service director Randolph D. Alles on Monday requesting any documents related to vetting who came and went from Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.

Cummings wrote that the letter was prompted by “recent conflicting reports” on the Secret Service’s role in vetting Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, former Soviet military intelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin, and others who met with Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016.

Cummings was referring to President Donald Trump’s lawyer’s assertion Sunday that the meeting between the president’s son, top campaign staff, and a lawyer who’s been described as a “Russian government attorney” was innocent. If it weren’t, he said, the Secret Service would not have let the Russians into Trump Tower.

“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” one of Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“The president had Secret Service protection at that point, …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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