The Senate can’t seem to get enough of Donald Trump Jr., according to Senator Dianne Feinstein who told CNN that she expects him to come back before the end of the year for a public hearing, “come hell or high water.”
The reason? Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and other attendees during the 2016 presidential election. He was interviewed by the Senate Judiciary staff on September 7—an interview that lasted for hours.
Trump Jr.’s emails that detail plans to meet with a Russian lawyer to determine Hillary Clinton’s “fitness” as a candidate in June 2016, as Trump Jr. put it in his statement last week, are still drawing interest from Hill investigators.
Richard Burr, the Senate intelligence committee chairman, said his committee will want to interview Trump Jr. and as many attendees of that meeting as possible. The committee has already spoken with Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser.
Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who was known to have attended the meeting, is on Senator Mark Warner’s list of interviewees. Warner is the top Democrat on the intelligence committee.
While the committee also wants to interview Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who allegedly had information about Clinton’s ties with Russia, that interview may not take place. Because she’s not an American citizen, she cannot be compelled to testify—she can only be invited.
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