Donald Trump Jr. to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday

Senators have also wanted to question Trump Jr about his September 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee testimony

Donald Trump Jr. returned to Congress on Wednesday to face questions likely to focus on his contacts with Russians, as the president's eldest son insisted he has "nothing to correct" from his 2017 testimony. Trump Jr.'s earlier testimony about Russian Federation conflicts with sworn statements from Michael Cohen and Rick Gates, who were convicted of lying to investigators.

Trump Jr. backed out of meeting with the committee twice before Burr made a decision to issue the subpoena.

The report is believed to have renewed the committee's interest in a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Kremlin-connected Russian attorney who allegedly offered to provide damaging information about then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad this is finally over".

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and the panel's top Democrat Sen.

Trump Jr. contradicted Cohen's claim to the senators, according to a person close to Trump Jr. and familiar with Wednesday's interview.

Cohen is now serving a three-year prison sentence for various offenses, including lying to Congress.

He and the committee's leaders eventually reached an agreement limiting the number of questions in the session, which is expected to last a maximum of four hours, according to the Washington Post.

As he walked out of the room, a reporter asked the President's son if he was "worried about perjury" following this testimony.

There was no news on whether Donaldson - who along with McGahn were key witnesses for the Mueller investigation - would likewise agree to testify to Nadler's committee.

Neither Burr nor the committee's vice chairman, Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, would comment on the substance of Wednesday's interview. "I don't know why. But it seems very unfair to me". Thom Tillis, R-N.C., tweeted, "It's time to move on & start focusing on issues that matter to Americans." Sen. Cornyn's Texas colleague, Republican Sen.

Last week, Nadler had said that the White House had ordered Hicks and Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to White House counsel Don McGahn, to not comply with his panel's subpoena for documents related to their time in the White House.

It's uncertain when the intelligence panel will issue a final report.

Democrats in the House and Senate continue to seek testimony and information as they press the president with multiple investigations, mostly related to Russian Federation meddling, obstruction and the 2016 election.



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