Trump Jr. Will Testify in Closed-Door Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Trump Jr. Will Testify in Closed-Door Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Kerry Wise
August 31, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to be interviewed in private by the Senate Judiciary Committee, as lawmakers have pushed for the president's son to discuss Russia's attempted meddling in the presidential race, Fox News has confirmed. Trump Jr. will be interviewed by senior committee staff, and senators could also attend, Foy said.

The committee's leaders, Democratic Sen.

While Trump Jr.'s attorney Alan Futerfas declined to comment, Trump Jr. has himself denied any wrongdoing in the meeting he had with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Three congressional committees are looking to question the president's eldest son in conjunction with their investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.

Earlier this month, Trump Jr. turned over 250 pages of documents to the Senate judiciary committee as part of the deal that they cut.

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The principle investigation is through Special Counsel Mueller, who was appointed to take over the FBI's investigation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

"[The media is] focused on a meeting that Don Jr. had, [but] no outcome when the Democrats actually colluded with a foreign government like Ukraine", said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Us intelligence agencies suspect that Moscow interfered in the election campaign in the USA to help Donald Trump win the election.

Mueller's team, the Senate judiciary committee and the Senate and House intelligence committees are all investigating potential collusion between the campaign and Russian officials.

CNN reports this afternoon that President Trump has agreed to a transcribed interview behind closed doors.