After receiving a subpoena last week, Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the Trump Tower Moscow project, a real estate development deal that has never moved forward, but has been discussed within the Trump organization at various times during the past 40 years.
Trump Jr. reached a deal with the committee on Tuesday, May 14, and will give a closed-door interview to be scheduled during mid-June, agreed to last between two and four hours. The agreement was reached after several days of negotiations that involved limiting the number of topics on which Trump Jr. will testify.
This will be the second time that Trump Jr. is testifying before the committee on the matter of Trump’s potential business interests in Moscow. In 2017, he told the committee that he was only “peripherally aware” of the proposed real estate project. However, the president’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified in February that Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump had been briefed multiple times about the Trump Tower Moscow project.
The subpoena to Trump Jr. shows renewed interest on the part of the Senate Intelligence Committee to further its own investigation into President Trump’s connections to Moscow. The Senate panel, chaired by Richard Burr (R-N.C.), has run an investigation for two years and has reportedly interviewed some of the same witnesses who spoke to special counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigative team. President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has also answered questions before the Senate Committee on two occasions.