Senate panel subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community Lieu trolls Trump with 'warning' to foreign powers on office door Lieu trolls Trump with 'warning' to foreign powers on office door MORE in connection with the panel’s Russia investigation, the first known congressional subpoena to one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE’s children.

Axios first reported the subpoena, and a source confirmed it to The Hill.

Trump Jr. already testified behind closed doors before the House and Senate Intelligence panels in December 2017 as part of their investigations into Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. Neither committee has released a transcript of his closed-door hearing.

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The president’s eldest son also testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017, telling lawmakers that he was “peripherally aware” of plans to expand his father’s businesses into Russia, according to a transcript that was later released by the committee.

Trump Jr.’s testimony has fallen under scrutiny, particularly after the president’s former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle House Oversight votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt MORE claimed in his February testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee that Trump Jr. was far more involved in the Moscow Trump Tower project and that he briefed both Trump Jr. and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOn The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill Financial disclosure form shows Ivanka Trump earned M from DC Trump hotel MORE on the project about 10 times.

Cohen, who pleaded guilty last November to lying about discussions on the Moscow plans within the Trump Organization, delivered marathon closed-door testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee a day before his House appearance.

A Senate Intelligence spokesperson would not confirm the subpoena, but noted in a statement to The Hill that the panel has “reserved the right to recall witnesses for additional testimony as needed.”

"We do not discuss the details of witness engagements with the Committee," the spokesperson said.

It was not immediately clear how Trump Jr. would respond to the subpoena. His attorney, Alan Futerfas, did not immediately return a request for more information.

A source close to Trump Jr. criticized Democrats for issuing the subpoena, noting that he had already appeared voluntarily before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"Don is a private citizen, who has already been cleared by Mueller after a two-year investigation," the source said, referring to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE.

"He has done 8-9 hours of testimony in front of Senate Intel already and 27 hours of testimony in front of various committees in total," the source said.

The source also took a shot at the panel's chairman, Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Tillis dodges primary challenge in NC MORE (R-N.C.), by arguing that he should have stood up to ranking member Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Trump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' MORE (D-Va.) and not insisted on additional testimony from Trump Jr.

"When he originally agreed to testify in front of the Senate Intel Committee in 2017, there was an agreement between Don and the Committee that he would only have to come in and testify a single time as long as he was willing to stay for as long as they’d like, which Don did," the source said.

"Don continues to cooperate by producing documents and is willing to answer written questions, but no lawyer would ever agree to allow their client to participate in what is an obvious PR stunt from a so-called 'Republican' senator too cowardly to stand up to his boss Mark Warner and the rest of the resistance Democrats on the committee."

The Senate Intelligence panel has been conducting its investigation into Russia's election interference since January 2017, and Burr has signaled he expects the probe to wrap up in the coming months as the panel finishes interviewing additional witnesses.

Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerFinancial disclosure form shows Ivanka Trump earned M from DC Trump hotel Financial disclosure form shows Ivanka Trump earned M from DC Trump hotel Kim Kardashian West joins Trump at White House event for ex-prisoners MORE was spotted returning to the committee for closed-door testimony in late March, reportedly in connection with the Russia investigation.

The Senate probe has run parallel to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, which concluded on March 22 without a recommendation of further indictments.

Mueller did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government and did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Trump Jr., who did not speak with the special counsel, was featured in the report, including in a section detailing his involvement in a June 2016 meeting between the campaign and a Kremlin-backed lawyer at Trump Tower.

—Jonathan Easley contributed.