Trump Jr. returning to Capitol Hill for questioning on Wednesday: report

Trump Jr. returning to Capitol Hill for questioning on Wednesday: report
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpPETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties MORE will be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door hearing Wednesday, a source close to the president's son confirmed.

The arrangement, which was first reported by CNN, follows a subpoena by Committee Chair Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrHoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick MORE (R-N.C.) in April after the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE’s investigation.


Trump Jr. agreed to appear before the committee, his second appearance before the panel, but joined allies of President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE in blasting Burr.

"You have one Republican who's too weak to stand up to the Democrats," Trump Jr. said of Burr in May.

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), one of the president’s most vocal supporters in the Senate, first publicly advised Trump’s eldest son to ignore the subpoena, then told him to plead the Fifth.

However, after Burr stood his ground on the subpoena, Trump Jr. and the committee reached an agreement for him to testify before the panel Wednesday for two to four hours about six topics, including a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower and a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.

The panel is reportedly interested in questioning Trump Jr. about contradictions between his own 2017 testimony and other witnesses’ statements to the committee and Mueller.

For example, he told the committee that he was “peripherally aware” of the Trump Tower Moscow project, but his father’s former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenCapitol Police advised Gaetz against holding open events I'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations MORE told Mueller that he discussed it with him on several occasions.

The committee has been in contact with Trump Jr. to return for follow-up questions since December but issued the subpoena in April after he twice agreed to voluntarily testify before postponing.

A representative for Trump Jr. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. A spokesperson for Burr's office said the office did not discuss witness engagements.