The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed on Tuesday that a date has been set for Donald Trump Jr. to privately testify in front of the panel.
The committee wouldn't say when he'll appear, but a person familiar with the matter told Politico it would likely happen in the "next few weeks." Trump Jr. is expected to be asked about the meeting he had in June 2016 inside Trump Tower with a Kremlin-linked lawyer and several other Russians; emails show that Trump Jr. was promised damaging information on his father's opponent, Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Russian government as a show of support for Trump.
After details on the meeting came to light in July, Trump Jr. said he'd give a private interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee and hand over documents rather than attend a public hearing, but the committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and ranking member, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), both said that after Trump Jr. speaks to them privately, they'll hold a public hearing and subpoena him if necessary, Politico reports. There are two other congressional committees that want to talk to Trump Jr. as part of their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election — the Senate Intelligence Committee and House Intelligence Committee.