When Will Donald Trump Jr. Testify? The Senate Intel Committee May Get Its Answers Soon

Last week, The Washington Post reported that the Republican-led
Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for Donald Trump
Jr. in relation to his communication with Russian officials during
the 2016 presidential election. Given these details, you might be
wondering just
when Trump Jr. will testify before the Senate Intelligence

Committee.

On Tuesday, anonymous sources close to the matter told CNN that

Trump Jr. had reportedly reached a “deal”
with the
Senate Intelligence Committee
in relation to appearing before
Congress. Per the network, Trump Jr. will appear before the
committee in a closed-door setting in the middle of June although
it didn’t specify the exact date. Bustle has reached out to the
committee’s chair Sen. Richard Burr, its vice chair Sen. Mark
Warner, and Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, for comment.

According to The Post, the president’s eldest son will testify
in front of the committee for up to four hours regarding a list of
specific issues. Citing the anonymous sources it spoke with, CNN
also reported that the list will cover “five-to-six topics.”

These reports come just a few weeks after Attorney General
William Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel

Robert Mueller’s report
on the federal Russia investigation.
The report concluded that it couldn’t find any evidence of
collusion between the president’s 2016 campaign team and Russian
figures. But it doesn’t exonerate the aforementioned groups either
and says that both sides
sought to benefit from each other.

It is possible, CNN reported based on the unnamed sources’
comments, that Trump Jr. will be asked about his previous
statements regarding his involvement in negotiating a Trump
Tower construction proposal in Moscow, Russia
, among other
things.

In September 2017, Trump Jr. appeared in front of the Senate
Judiciary Committee and claimed that he was just
“peripherally aware”
of the Moscow tower plan. However, the
president’s former attorney Michael Cohen contradicted Trump Jr.’s
claim in front of the House Oversight Committee in February. Cohen
told the committee that
he met Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump
, White House advisor and
Trump Jr.’s sister, to talk about the proposal “approximately
10 times
,” Vox reported.

Additionally, CNN reported that the sources close to the issue
claimed Trump Jr. may have to talk about the
Trump Tower meeting
from June 2016. The 2016 meeting included
White House advisor Jared Kushner (Ivanka’s husband), Trump’s
former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia
Veselnitskaya, per The BBC’s report.

In August 2018, Trump tweeted that his
son indeed met the Russian attorney
in order to “to get
information on an opponent.” But the president justified the 2016
meeting as “totally legal” and a pretty regular activity in
politics. He added that it ultimately “went nowhere.”

The subpoena for Trump Jr. has clearly upset his father. On
Tuesday, the president told the press, “My son spent, I guess, over
20 hours testifying about something that Mueller
said was 100% OK
. And now they want him to testify again.”

“I don’t know why,” Trump added, “I have no idea why it seems
very unfair to me.” If you’re interested in learning more about
when Trump Jr. will appear before Congress, keep an eye out for
more specific updates in the coming days.

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When Will Donald Trump Jr. Testify? The Senate Intel Committee May Get Its Answers Soon