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.
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.
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.
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