President Donald Trump’s eldest son will give private testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in mid-June, as a result of a deal revealed on Tuesday.
Donald Trump Jr. will answer questions limited to five or six topics for up to four hours, reported Politico.
Committee chair Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator from North Carolina, had created tension with Trump’s allies after Burr issued a subpoena for the president’s son’s testimony, reported The New York Times.
Trump Jr. had already volunteered to show up for interviews but had failed to appear twice, Burr told other Republican senators last week according to The NYT.
Now Burr is being accused of caving to Democrats who are trying to weaken the White House’s position.
“Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed…” Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wrote on Twitter May 8.
Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that Trump Jr. should answer the committee’s summons but should “plead the Fifth” and not answer any questions.
“You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Graham said according to The Washington Post.
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