Donald Trump Jr. will have a private interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported Tuesday. The date for the interview has not been set yet, but what is known is that senior committee staff will interview Trump Jr. in front of senators at the closed-door meeting.
Earlier this summer it was revealed that Trump Jr. attended a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised information that could incriminate the then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. was first invited to speak to the committee in an open hearing in July, soon after he admitted to meeting with a Russian attorney under the pretenses of receiving information to use against Clinton in the presidential campaign.
The committee agreed to allow him to delay his visit and has since been negotiating his testimony. Trump Jr. provided the committee with 250 pages of documents as part of that agreement.
Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who Trump Jr. has said provided no useful information.
Trump Jr. released the emails inviting him to the meeting that would offer “very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump” from the “Crown prosecutor of Russia”.
President Trump and his team are facing a number of investigations into Russia’s presidential election meddling, including potential ties between Trump and Moscow, CNN adds.