Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday

Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday

Donald Trump Jr. returned to Congress on Wednesday to face questions likely to focus on his contacts with Russians, as the president's eldest son insisted he has "nothing to correct" from his 2017 testimony.

"If it's what you say, I love it", Trump Jr had written in response to a 2016 email offering the information in a meeting.

Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday he has "nothing to correct" as he returned to testify behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee, following a subpoena from the committee's Republican chairman, North Carolina Sen. Asked as he walked away if he is anxious about perjury, Trump Jr. said "not at all". The source said that several topics did not come up during Wednesday's interview included the initial misleading statement crafted on Air Force One about the Trump Tower meeting and the hush money payments Cohen facilitated in the run up to the 2016 election to silence allegations that Trump had affairs with two women.

Trump Jr. spent about three hours with the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday as part of its ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During an earlier 2017 interview on Capitol Hill, Trump said he had only been "peripherally aware" of the possible deal.

Trump has said Mueller's voluminous report vindicated him of allegations of collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice, and that Democrats were pursuing a "witch hunt" against him and his administration.

In the Mueller report, Cohen said that he spoke to Trump Jr. about the Trump Tower Moscow project on multiple occasions. But President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who is now serving a prison sentence for offenses including lying to Congress, said he spoke to Trump Jr. about the deal multiple times.

Democrats had pushed for the committee to interview Trump Jr. for a second time to clarify his answers in a previous committee appearance regarding negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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.

Democrats in the House and Senate continue to seek testimony and information as they press the president with multiple investigations, mostly related to Russian Federation meddling, obstruction and the 2016 election. Articles appear on for a limited time. "And I think the committee understands that". But he told fellow senators that Trump Jr. had backed out of an interview twice, forcing the committee to act.

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