President Donald Trump’s eldest son has reportedly agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next month as part of the panel’s ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Media reports said Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear for a closed-door interview lasting up to four hours in mid-June, with the questioning reportedly limited to five or six topics.
Trump Jr. is expected to be asked about discrepancies between answers he gave the committee’s staff in a 2017 interview and testimony other witnesses gave the panel and special counsel Robert Mueller.
Two sources familiar with the matter told CNN questions about a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of 2016 and the Trump Tower Moscow project will not be off limits.
Trump Jr. previously backed out of two interviews with the committee, leading Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., to issue a subpoena that angered the president and some of his Republican colleagues.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House before heading to Louisiana on Tuesday, President Trump described the situation as “very unfair.”
“You know, it’s really a tough situation because my son spent, I guess, over 20 hours testifying about something that Mueller said was 100 percent okay,” the president said.
“And now they want him to testify again,” he added. “I don’t know why. I have no idea why, but it seems very unfair to me.”
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