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.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' 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 BurrKoch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads Biden campaign adds staff in three battleground states Exclusive investigation on the coronavirus pandemic: Where was Congress? MORE (R-N.C.) in April after the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation.

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Trump Jr. agreed to appear before the committee, his second appearance before the panel, but joined allies of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' 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 CohenNadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' Michael Cohen taken back into police custody Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress 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.