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Donald Trump Jr. agrees to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee again

Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr arrives for a meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence North Carolina Blowback Intensifies on Richard Burr’s Rogue Subpoena 1,220Win McNamee Getty Images AFPMATTHEW BOYLE11 May 2019Washington D.C
Steven Clarke | 15 May, 2019, 03:42

Donald Trump Jr will testify in a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee next month, pulling the two sides back from a confrontation over a subpoena as part of the panel's Russian Federation investigation.

Senators on the Intelligence Committee remained tightlipped, repeatedly declining to discuss the apparent ongoing negotiations with Trump Jr.to the press since the news first emerged that Burr subpoenaed him to answer follow-up questions about a 2016 Trump Tower meeting where a Russian lawyer promised "dirt" on Hillary Clinton and a Trump Tower Moscow project leading up to the 2016 election.

Trump, Jr., will now, sources familiar with the deal that Burr and Trump, Jr., cut early this week appear in early June sometime before the committee for between two and four hours-but no longer, terms that Burr originally opposed limiting. The scope has been limited to five topics, according to the Hill. The committee's chairman, Republican Senator Richard Burr, suddenly found himself at the center of an uncomfortable standoff with his own party and the president last week for wanting to haul in a member of the Trump family at a time when the administration is stonewalling numerous investigations by House Democrats.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., outlined the events at a GOP caucus luncheon Thursday after weathering fierce criticism for the subpoena of President Donald Trump's eldest son, according to three people familiar with the remarks.

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"This Don Jr. "compromise" is classic Art of the Deal", Cliff Sims, a former White House official who is close with Trump, Jr., told Breitbart News. "Michael Cohen is a worthless witness", said Graham. The deal that Burr has agreed to comes after last week the matter blew up in serious public fashion in Burr's face-where an embarrassing amount of Republicans undercut Burr, including several members of his own Senate Intelligence Committee, several other committee chairs, and his own home state colleague. Senators on the committee want to go over answers Trump Jr. gave the panel's staff in a 2017 interview and ask further questions. "I have no idea why, but it seems very unfair to me", Trump said, referring to the closed-door testimony his son provided about the infamous Trump Tower meeting.

Trump said on Tuesday said he believed that his son was being treated poorly.

"If I were Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer, I would tell him, you don't need to go back into this environment anymore", Graham said.

A spokeswoman for Burr declined to comment. "You've been there for hours and hours and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation".

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