Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee

Saul Bowman
Мая 10, 2019

The committee's desire to speak to Trump Jr. follows testimony from Michael Cohen, the president's former attorney, in February.

The White House so far has been adamant in shielding current and former administration officials from an avalanche of subpoenas coming from the House Democrats, with President Trump vowing to "fight all the subpoenas" last month. Add Donald Trump an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump Jr. news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

During an appearance before the Judiciary Committee Trump Jr was asked about the extent of his involvement in a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

The latter disclosed a transcript of Trump Jr.'s testimony, which concerned talks during the 2016 presidential election to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow, as well as a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY he attended along with other campaign officials and a Kremlin-linked lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. The subpoena compelled Trump testify before the committee, @jeremyherb reporting.

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A source close to the president's son testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee for almost 9 hours and in front of Congressional committees for a total of 27 hours. "Throughout the investigation, both senators have said publicly that the committee would need to re-interview some witnesses", they said in a joint statement. This also marks the first time one of the president's children has been handed a subpoena. He pleaded guilty previous year for arranging to pay two women who claimed sexual affairs with Trump in exchange for their silence. Two separate investigations, one by the House Intelligence Committee and another by the House oversight and judiciary committees, also concluded there is no evidence of collusion. Trump on Wednesday invoked the principle of executive privilege over that material, claiming the right to block lawmakers from receiving it.

The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal later reported similarly.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) quipped about the subpoena, saying, "Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn't get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed".

Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., declined to comment on the subpoena. The subpoena is a sign that the panel is still conducting its investigation even after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

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