Donald Trump Jr. Set For Closed Door Interview With House Intel Next Week

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President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. is expected to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee next week, CNN reported.

Trump Jr. has become a sought-after figure in the various investigations into Russian election meddling. He was present at a June 2016 meeting with Kremlin-linked figures at Trump Tower — a meeting before which he was told by an intermediary that they would be presenting incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. (Trump Jr. published the email exchange on Twitter, ahead of a story the New York Times was about to drop on it, with a statement that claimed that Russians ultimately did not have any anti-Clinton information to provide at the meeting.).

He also was in contact with the Wikileaks Twitter account via private messages in the fall of 2016, The Atlantic reported.

Trump Jr. previously met with staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating Russian election meddling, last September. Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), whose committee is also probing Russia, told CNN earlier this week that a committee interview of Trump Jr. had not yet been scheduled.

According to CNN’s report, Trump Jr. is scheduled to meet with House Intel behind closed doors next Wednesday, Dec. 6. The committee has been busy with interviews in recent days. Anatoli Samochornov, the Russian translator at the Trump Tower meeting, appeared privately before the committee on Tuesday. Blackwater founder and Trump ally Erik Prince, whose come under scrutiny for a clandestine meeting with Russian figures before the inauguration, will speak to House Intel on Thursday behind closed doors (the transcript of that interview will later be released).

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also expected to speak to House Intel this week, according to CNN.

 

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