FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. listens to his father U.S. President Donald Trump converse throughout a go to to Lake Okechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike in Canal Level, Florida, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, shall be interviewed on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a congressional supply stated on Tuesday.

The closed-door look is anticipated to cowl a broad array of matters. Amongst them shall be what Trump Jr. knew a couple of Trump Tower challenge in Moscow. One other shall be a June 2016 Trump Tower assembly when Trump Jr. and election marketing campaign advisers Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Paul Manafort met with a Russian lawyer whom they believed had damaging info on Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic presidential election opponent.

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Senators have additionally needed to query Trump Jr. about his September 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee testimony. Throughout that look, a congressional supply stated, Trump Jr. was requested about his involvement in a plan for a Moscow Trump Tower. Trump Jr. instructed the Judiciary Committee that he was solely “peripherally conscious” of the plan, in line with an official transcript.

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His testimony was later contradicted by testimony from Michael Cohen, the president’s former private lawyer. Cohen final month started serving a jail sentence after pleading responsible in two federal legal instances.

Cohen additionally instructed Congress that some reimbursement checks issued to him for hush-money funds to an grownup movie star who stated she had an affair with Trump have been signed by Trump Jr., in addition to the Trump Group’s chief monetary officer.

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The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Republican Richard Burr, is the one congressional panel doing a genuinely bipartisan investigation of Russian interference in U.S. politics and the 2016 U.S. presidential election, particularly.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball; writing by Makini Brice; enhancing by Grant McCooland Leslie Adler

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