Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee

Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee

The subpoena, reportedly the first for one of the president's children, was issued as a part of the Senate's ongoing Russian Federation investigation, and is expected to involve questions regarding Trump Jr.'s prior Senate testimony.

Trump Jr has been a focus of several probes, including Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller's investigation, over his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who allegedly had promised political dirt about then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. was the only one of Trump's children who has testified before Congress about the project.

A Senate Intelligence Committee spokeswoman declined to discuss details of its long-running investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. "Throughout the investigation, the Committee has reserved the right witnesses to make another statement again on demand to be included", - quotes "Axios" a spokesman for the secret service Committee.

Citing a person close to Donald Jr., the Wall Street Journal said he had offered to answer questions in writing from the committee, and planned to fight the subpoena which demands that he testify in person.

Although Trump Jr had. already in September 2017 before the judiciary Committee of the Senate.


An unnamed source close to Trump Jr. said on Wednesday that he wasn't sure why Republicans were doing this.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been looking into Russian election interference and Trump's ties to Russia for the last two years.

Mueller had nearly studied for two years whether or not there was collusion of trump's campaign team with Russian Federation, and whether the US President of the obstruction of Justice is guilty. Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are overseeing the president's Trump Organization business empire while Trump is in office.

It was not immediately clear whether Trump Jr. would comply with the subpoena, even though it was issued by a Republican-led congressional committee. "Senate Intell Committee effectively being run by minority". Trump Jr. was asked.

But in the Mueller report, the special counsel wrote that Trump Jr. announced at a morning meeting of top campaign and Trump family members "he had a lead on negative information about the Clinton Foundation" in the days before the Trump Tower meeting. In January, he doubled down on having hardly anything to do with the project, telling Fox News' Laura Ingraham that it was his father's former disgraced personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen who was handling the negations.

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