Donald Trump Jr. Testifies In Front of Senate Intelligence Committee

Senators have also wanted to question Trump Jr about his September 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee testimony

In February testimony, Cohen said he had briefed Trump Jr about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Trump Jr. now heads the Trump Organisation with his younger brother Eric, and his interview is expected to cover a wide array of subjects.

Senators have also wanted to question Mr. Trump Jr. about his September, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee testimony. Trump Jr. told the committee that he had no reason to pay much attention to Cohen because he rarely executed such deals for the Trump Organization.

The Senate panel, which is chaired by Republican Senator Richard Burr, is conducting a bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in USA politics, specifically the 2016 US presidential election.

The Trump team had initially tried to cover up the meeting, providing conflicting stories about the goal of the gathering and what happened.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and the panel's top Democrat Sen. Some Republicans are becoming restless with the topic, and Burr received considerable blowback from colleagues over the subpoena. Burr said the panel has just a handful of witnesses left before wrapping up the probe.

The intelligence committee was likely to focus on a Moscow Trump Tower project and a meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have information helpful for his father's 2016 campaign.


On Wednesday Trump Jr said he provided "clarification" to the intelligence panel after special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report, submitted in April, detailed how the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen recalled that Trump Jr may have told his father about a meeting to collect "adverse information" on Clinton.

Cohen is now serving a three-year prison sentence, including on a conviction of lying to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and he also testified before the Senate panel for a second time earlier this year.

On Wednesday, Trump Jr said he provided "clarification" to the intelligence panel, and pointed out that Cohen himself is now serving a prison sentence for campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

The President's eldest son on Wednesday appeared for a second time before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which issued a subpoena for Trump Jr.'s testimony after he resisted coming voluntarily.

Don Jr. eventually agreed to appear before the committee for an interview under the aforementioned terms.

Neither Burr nor the committee's vice chairman, Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, would comment on the substance of Wednesday's interview.

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