Legal

Trump Jr. to appear before Senate Intelligence cmte next June

WASHINGTON, The US Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed one of the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his contacts with Russia.

The closed session will take place in mid-June, according to US media reports Tuesday.

The panel is seeking to question Trump Jr. about congressional testimony he gave in September 2017 to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was subsequently contradicted in public testimony by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

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

“Like I said, I was peripherally aware of it, but most of my knowledge has been gained since as it relates to hearing about it over the last few weeks,” Trump Jr. told the committee, according to an official transcript.

In testimony before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, however, Cohen, who began serving a federal prison sentence earlier this week, said he briefed Trump family members “approximately 10 times” about the Moscow Trump Tower project, and that Donald Junior and his sister Ivanka were among the family members he briefed.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

ANE