Trump Jr. expected to speak privately with Senate panel today

Lester Mason
June 14, 2019

Trump Jr. made the brief comments in response to a reporter who asked if he was there to correct his testimony.

Trump Jr is a fierce defender of his father, and like the president is an adept Twitter user.

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

Some Democrats suspect Trump Jr may have lied about what he and his father knew about the now-infamous meeting, as well as other connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Wednesday's hearing marked Trump Jr.

He agreed to testify for between two to four hours behind closed doors.

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 source said that several topics did not come up during Wednesday's interview included the initial misleading statement crafted on Air Force One about the Trump Tower meeting and the hush money payments Cohen facilitated in the run up to the 2016 election to silence allegations that Trump had affairs with two women.

In May the president said he was "very surprised" to learn that the intelligence panel, known for its bipartisanship, had subpoenaed his son to testify again.


The subpoena to Trump Jr. - the first issued to a member of the President's family - prompted a sharp backlash from GOP allies of Trump Jr. against Burr, a Republican, including from the President.

For two years, the committee's Republicans and Democrats have been quietly investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016.

Neither Burr nor the top Democrat on the panel, Virginia Sen.

The interview had been expected to focus on a Moscow Trump Tower project and a meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have information helpful for Trump Sr's 2016 presidential campaign.

Democrats had pushed for the committee to interview Trump Jr. for a second time to clarify his answers in a previous committee appearance regarding negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

"The Senate committee, which is chaired by Republican Senator Richard Burr, is conducting a bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in U.S. politics, including the 2016 USA presidential election".

The president said in May he believed that his son was being treated poorly. On Wednesday, senators attended the interview but are not asking questions directly, instead passing notes to committee staff if they had questions, according to Senate aides.

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