The comments from Trump Jr. and Goldstone are part of more than 2,000 pages of documents the Senate Judiciary Committee released Wednesday from interviews the panel conducted with Trump Jr. and other participants of the meeting.
"To call the Senate Judiciary Committee's Trump Russia investigation halfhearted is too generous".
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday that Democrats have been overreacting to a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. He said that Senate Republicans have "barely scratched the surface".
"There is no doubt that Russian Federation undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections", the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Richard Burr, said in a joint statement with the committee's top Democrat after a closed hearing on the issue.
Instead, she began speaking about Russian adoptions and the Magnitsky Act, a statute that blocked Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses from entering the United States, froze any of their assets held by US banks, and prevented their future use of USA banking systems.
Donald Trump Jr received a call from a blocked number on 6 June, three days before the meeting.
Though the witnesses were not under oath, they were nonetheless required to tell Congress the truth. "I was aware of none", said Trump Jr., in a seemingly definitive statement within his I-don't-remember-filled interview.
According to the transcripts, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya never presented any information regarding Clinton to the group present at the meeting. White House launches AI panel MORE (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Mr Manafort, who was the campaign manager at the time of the meeting, took brief notes during the meeting, which included words like "Offshore - Cyprus", "133m shares" and "Illici".
The committee did release one page of notes that Manafort took during the meeting.
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There was no dirt disclosed in the meeting, instead Veselnitskaya wanted to talk about USA imposed sanctions on Russian Federation under Magnitsky Act.
He also didn't recall several emails and phone calls leading up to the meeting or even that a Russian American lobbyist attended.
Last July, when the New York Times published a report about the meeting, a statement was crafted aboard Air Force One as the President returned from Germany.
Mr Trump Jr has repeatedly said he did not know of any direct involvement by his father in drafting an explanation for the meeting that subsequently turned out to be untrue.
"I appreciate the opportunity to have assisted the Judiciary Committee in its inquiry", Trump Jr. said.
The transcripts provide a timeline of the days leading up to the meeting as well as misgivings about the appropriateness of a Russian lawyer meeting with a USA presidential campaign.
The music promoter who helped set up the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians testified that he thought it was a dumb idea. And I gave the reason for that being that I am a music publicist. And I said, neither do you and neither does your father.
Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, left, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, centre, and Donald Trump attend the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. "I have no idea what this meeting was actually about".
In a series of increasingly panicked messages to Emin Agalarov, which were released alongside the testimony, Goldstone said his career was imploding.
"I hope this favor was worth it for your dad-it could blow up big", he texted Agalarov. "Have you been watching the news!"
"If it's what you say, I love it!"