Feinstein: Trump Jr. public testimony will happen this fall

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinTop Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations Hillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's son Donald Trump Jr. will give public testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this fall. 

"It'll be this fall, I know that for sure," she told CNN of the timing. "Things keep changing. Not by design, but by the press of other business on the committee."

Feinstein's comments come over a week after Trump Jr. completed a five-hour interview before Senate Judiciary staffers behind closed doors.


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Trump Jr. is one of the first members of the president's inner circle to come before congressional investigators and the only immediate member of his family to do so.

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has interviewed previously before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Judiciary Committee is probing alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. 

"This could take a year, a year and a half, if not more. So I think people have to be patient. The chairman and I work well together. If we have a difference, we work it out between us," said Feinstein, who is the committee's ranking Democrat. 

Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has also said he wants Trump Jr. to testify publicly. His interview this month was not under oath, however lying to Congress would still be a crime.