President Donald Trump’s eldest son has been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the panel’s chairman says he’s willing to subpoena him if necessary.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters Thursday he was sending Donald Trump Jr. a letter asking him to testify and hoped he would come “pretty soon,” perhaps as early as next week.
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Grassley added that he was willing to wield his subpoena pen to compel Trump Jr.’s attendance.
The invitation comes as Trump Jr. is engulfed in a growing controversy over a meeting he attended last year with a Russian lawyer.
Emails released by Trump. Jr. show the meeting was pitched as a chance for the lawyer to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign.
The meeting was also attended by Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
In an interview earlier this week with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Trump Jr. said that in retrospect he “probably would have done things a little differently.”