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 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 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 BurrElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Tillis dodges primary challenge in NC MORE (R-N.C.) in April after the conclusion of 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’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 defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' 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 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 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.