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Trump Jr. makes deal for private Senate testimony

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort have reached an agreement with the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify behind closed doors about their 2016 meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Lawyers for both men confirmed the deal to ABC News.

Committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) had threatened the pair with subpoenas if they did not testify voluntarily for the Senate investigation of Russian election meddling running in parallel with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. "I'm not concerned," Feinstein said of the situation Thursday, "because if they don't [testify] they will be subpoenaed."

President Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was also at the meeting, will testify before the Senate and House Intelligence Committees for their Russia inquiries this coming week.