"Committee staff have spent 14 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft, and analytic work, and we see no reason to dispute the conclusions", Burr said in a statement.
As more damaging details about the true goal of the meeting trickled out, Trump Jr. on July 9 issued a new statement admitting that he had actually sought damaging information on Clinton from these Russian actors.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ripped into GOP lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee and said their probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was a "whitewash", The Hill is reporting.
President Trump has cited that finding and argued that the continuing investigations in Congress and by the Justice Department are just a "witch hunt".
President Trump has repeatedly insisted that his campaign did not collude with Russian efforts to interfere in the election, including through the hacking and distribution of Democratic emails. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, and former National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers were in attendance. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump, was invited but did not appear.More news: TI Arrested and Charged with Assault and Public Drunkenness
The conclusion comes after a long investigation and contradicts the House Intelligence Committee, while affirming what the broader US intelligence community had found.
This document dump, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Mueller's appointment to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is providing more fodder for the special counsel to scrutinize the underlying motivations of both Trump himself and other key players in the saga, and to check the veracity of Trump Jr.'s statements against the actual facts.
The pitches, which began in January 2016, represent the first known instance of Russian nationals urging Trump to accept their help in promoting his White House bid through a more robust social media campaign - though in this case it is limited to Russian-based platforms. He refuted Republicans on the House committee who said Russian Federation did not aim to assist Trump, saying they now stand in "lonely isolation".
According to testimony from Glenn Simpson, the cofounder of the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS, "Cyprus Offshore" likely referred to Browder's hedge fund's practice of setting up companies in Cyprus "to engage in inward investment into Russian Federation". She has denied she was acting on behalf of the Russian government.
There was no dirt disclosed in the meeting, instead Veselnitskaya wanted to talk about USA imposed sanctions on Russian Federation under Magnitsky Act.More news: Man Utd, Arsenal men among best stars to miss out
Several days after the statement, an email from Donald Jr. emerged showing he took the meeting after being promised damaging information about the Clinton campaign.
The statements further isolate the position of Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, led by Devin Nunes.
Goldstone testified that he, like Trump Jr., attended the meeting expecting Veselnitskaya would deliver a "smoking gun" to help Trump's campaign.
The Judiciary Committee transcripts reveal new details about how the Trump Tower meeting - central to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Trump aides and the Kremlin - came to be arranged and efforts afterward to mitigate the political damage arising from its disclosure.
Trump Jr. said that he neither offered his father advance warning that he'd been invited to learn about Russian government "dirt" on Clinton, or informed him after the fact that the conversation had instead mostly focused on reinstating a program allowing Americans to adopt Russian children.More news: Kia to launch diesel mild hybrid Sportage SUV later this year
Phone records shared with the committee show that the younger Mr. Trump called a blocked number before and after calls with Emin Agalarov, a pop star in Russian Federation whose family is friendly with the Trumps, to arrange the meeting, and again on the night of the meeting.