Feinstein: Trump Jr. public testimony will happen this fall

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinJane Fonda to push for end to offshore oil drilling in California Overnight Health Care — Presented by The National Council on Mental Wellbeing — Merck asks FDA to authorize five-day COVID-19 treatment Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event 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.


There, he acknowledged that he had agreed to take part in a meeting with a Russian lawyer in the summer of 2016 in which he was promised damaging information on then Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE

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.