Donald Trump Jr. arrives for Senate testimony on Capitol Hill


Donald Trump set to testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. The meeting was organized in June 2016 by Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone, a publicist for Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, the son of Aras Agalarov.

"It´s not an interference, they have information - I think I´d take it", Trump said.

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russian Federation investigation.

In Wednesday's interview, Trump Jr. told the committee that he would never whisper in his dad's ear about the meeting, the source said, because if he had wanted to say something he wouldn't have kept it a secret.

Among other things, queries could address Trump Jr.'s knowledge of negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 election. Senators want to discuss answers Trump Jr. gave to Congress in 2017 after President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, told a House committee he had regularly briefed Trump Jr. on a real estate project in Moscow.

Many of those criticizing Burr included his own Senate Republican colleagues, some of whom accused the North Carolina Republican of helping the Democrats by continuing the panel's investigation even after Mueller had wrapped up his probe, which concluded there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

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In the Mueller report, Cohen said that he spoke to Trump Jr. about the Trump Tower Moscow project on multiple occasions.

He had already been grilled for hours by U.S. lawmakers on issues that were also the focus of Mueller's 22-month investigation, which ended earlier this year.

Trump Jr. struck a deal with the panel last month, after months of wrangling and under subpoena, to appear for up to four hours and answer questions on six broad topics, including his interactions with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign and what he told his father about them.

Last week, Nadler had said that the White House had ordered Hicks and Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to White House counsel Don McGahn, to not comply with his panel's subpoena for documents related to their time in the White House. "And I think the committee understands that".

Trump Jr had also appeared before the intelligence committee in 2017, and the its Republican chairman, Senator Richard Burr, faced criticism from within his party for calling Trump Jr to appear a second time.