Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman. Sen. Richard Burr R-N.C. right joined by Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner D-Va. left at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday

President Donald Trump, shown with his son Donald Trump Jr. on January 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in NY, says he had no knowledge of his son meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 until "the last couple of days", the White House said July 10, 2017.

The source said that Trump Jr. also reiterated that he did not tell anyone ahead of time besides the participants about the Trump Tower meeting where a Russian lawyer offered dirt on Hillary Clinton, telling the panel that he did not know what campaign deputy Rick Gates was talking about after Gates told the special counsel that the President's eldest son mentioned a potential offer of negative information at a campaign meeting.

He agreed to testify for between two to four hours behind closed doors.

The Trump team had initially tried to cover up the meeting, providing conflicting stories about the objective of the gathering and what happened.

Mr Mueller was looking into Russian meddling in the election and if the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Trump Jr is a fierce defender of his father, and like the president is an adept Twitter user. During an earlier 2017 interview on Capitol Hill, Trump said he had only been "peripherally aware" of the possible deal.

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The panel's chairman, Republican Senator Richard Burr, faced criticism from within his own party for calling Trump Jr to appear a second time, due to apparent discrepancies between his original 2017 testimony and that of other witnesses. Some Republicans are becoming restless with the topic, and Burr received considerable blowback from colleagues over the subpoena.

The appearance by Trump Jr., who now heads the Trump Organization with his brother Eric, is expected to cover a wide array of subjects, including the Moscow Trump Tower project.

Trump Jr. backed out of meeting with the committee twice before Burr made a decision to issue the subpoena. He told congressional panels previously that he never informed his father about the audience with the Russian lawyer, but that account was challenged in Mueller's report.

Neither Burr nor the top Democrat on the panel, Virginia Sen.

Last month, President Trump supported his son, questioning the need for the additional testimony. On Wednesday, senators attended the interview but are not asking questions directly, instead passing notes to committee staff if they had questions, according to Senate aides.

Democrats in the House and Senate continue to seek testimony and information as they press the president with multiple investigations, mostly related to Russian Federation meddling, obstruction and the 2016 election.

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