The primary agenda is expected to focus on knowledge Trump Jr. may have about the proposed Trump Tower Moscow project as well as his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York City with a Russian delegation after an offer of "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano has said Donald Trump Jr. can not simply sit on a subpoena to testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, pointing out that it doesn't matter that his father is the president.
According to a new Politico report, aides on both sides of the aisle think a response to Trump Jr.'s defiance of the subpoena may end up before the whole Senate if he fails to comply. A source familiar with the discussions told Fox News the panel never would agree to limit topics.
The president's eldest son could also come for the questioning, but refuse to answer, pleading the Fifth Amendment's constitutional right against self-incrimination, Graham said the day before.
"Anything based on what Michael Cohen said is worthless testimony". Now, after allies of Trump, Jr., and Republicans party-wide rejected Burr's original subpoena, with a fierce public backlash, Burr has cut a deal to limit the time and scope of the subpoena-which allies of Trump, Jr., say was always his intention.
The debate over another round of testimony comes at a time when tensions are inflamed between President Trump and Capitol Hill over executive privilege - though most of that has centered on information the Democratic-controlled House is trying to obtain. Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of Mr. Trump, told reporters Tuesday that if he were Trump Jr.'s lawyer, "I wouldn't put him back in this circus". "You have been there for hours and hours and hours, and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation". Special Counsel Robert Mueller has debunked this story. "And now they want him to testify again", he complained outside the White House. I have no idea why. On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that "none of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee".
Burr has "indicated publicly he believes they will find no collusion" with Russia, McConnell said. A lot of us knew this from the get-go. Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a separate interview in 2017 he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal.