Records submitted to the Senate Intelligence Commission show that the calls were between Trump Jr. and his two business associates, sources said, and appears to contradict long-term suspicions of Democrats that the number of former Donald Trump's candidate was blocked.
The information has recently come to light and could answer one of the key questions regarding the meeting of Trump's oldest son who set up Russian dirt on Clinton's campaign. Phone Calls Trump Jr. including blocked numbers – which means that the numbers are private and do not appear in the phone records – were a long-lasting problem because the investigators investigated that meeting and whether Trump himself had knowledge in advance in any way that his son, Jared Kushner and then President Paul Manafort met with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
CNN did not confirm the identity of business associates who talked with Trumpom Jr. nor did they talk about calls. The purpose of the call and their relevance for the Trump Tower meeting and the Russian investigation are still unclear. Attorney Trump Jr. Alan Futerfas refused to comment.
The two-year investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian electoral interference in 2016 is still ongoing and it is not known whether the committee is still investigating the issue of Trump Tower. President of the Senate for Intelligence Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Virginia Senator Mark Warner, the Democrat Major on the panel, both refused to comment.
Documents showing that the calls were not with Trump's then candidate could solve the key line of inquiry House Democrats said they wanted to get to the bottom of this year now that they are a majority party and have control over the investigations.
The Trump Tower meeting in June, 2016, was made when Agalar requested the British Goldstone Gold Commander to arrange a meeting between Veselnitskaya and campaign officials. In a message sent by Trump Jr., Goldstone said that Veselnitskaya would provide "dirt" to Clinton at a meeting. "If that's what you say I like," Trump Jr. replied, though Veselnitskaya focused on Russian sanctions, not Clinton's dirt.
All participants of the meeting discussed with one or all of the three congressional committees who had examined the meeting.
House Speaker Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, has sharply criticized his Republican counterparts for failing to obtain telephone bills to determine who Trump Jr. said last year that "the committee did not seek to determine who is called Trump Jr. at this crucial time with the blocked number." He promised that this would become one of his top priorities on the presidency.
"We wanted to specify phone records, did Donald Trump talk to his son about that meeting," Schiff told CNN in November. "This is an obvious investigative step, but one Republicans did not want to take because they were afraid where the evidence could lead."
Schiff refused to comment via a spokesperson for this story.
Democrats had reason to suspect that Trump's private number, as Trump's first campaign leader, Corey Lewandowski, told the Board that Trump's "primary residence had a blocked (telephone) line," a Democrat report on the House Intelligence panel reported.
"I said," Look, there are people who want to meet you. "Obviously they want something that could help them solve things that you might be interested in or maybe not." "If you can spare a few minutes of your time, I would be grateful if you do not have a problem," Don Jr. said, "Of course. I'll do it if you ask, "he told Agalar's vicars.
Kara Scannell of CNN contributed to this report.