Folks, get your Twitter accounts and satiric websites ready: Donald Trump Jr. is getting ready to testify. Even our own website needed to be upgraded to a VPS server (using a discount code) after traffic around this story became insane.
Donald Trump Jr and a former campaign manager will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 26. The two will testify on investigations of alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The biggest question is; will Donald Trump Jr be forced to testify in Russia probe? Kushner’s attorney has confirmed that his client is prepared to voluntarily co-operate and provide any relevant information. However, Trump Jr.’s attorney has failed to comment about the Judiciary Committee hearing. Both of them have received the invitations.
Why Donald Trump Jr is on the spot
It’s alleged that Trump Jr held a closed door meeting with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskay at Trump Tower on June 2016. Other individuals in attendance were; Russian real estate company executive Ike Kaveladze and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin. Trump Jr released a series of emails with information that the campaign would get high level, sensitive information. The emails further stated that was part of Russia and government support for President Donald trump. The statements have since put Trump’s son at the centre. The senate will try to dig out whether the Russian government played a key role in tilting the elections. Top Democrat Dianne Feinstein emphasized that the two should preserve relevant documents. Such documents include Trump campaign’s contacts with representatives of the Russian government. The New York Times has since published a report quoting the emails. Here is a closer look at the emails.
Why Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants Donald Trump Jr to testify
Grassley told CNN that the Russian lawyer could have provided damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The chairman emphasized that he was willing to issue subpoenas to compel Trump Jr. to testify if necessary. FBI’s have started to conduct investigations on those people close to the president. At the same time, there are investigations on communication between publicist Rob Goldstone and Trump Jr. Goldstone was quoted saying a Russian government attorney would help him incriminate the democratic nominee. The committee is set to reach to anybody who had a contribution on the issue.
Reaction from President Donald Trump
Trump applauded his son transparency after he released emails about a meeting held at trump tower. NBC has held off-camera White House briefing where they deferred questions to Trump junior.
The million dollar question is; will Donald Trump Jr be forced to testify in Russia probe? It’s still unclear whether he will testify before the Judiciary panel. An invitation is not a confirmation he will attend the meeting. The committee generally conducts open hearings. Close sources suggest that, President Donald Trump’s eldest son will not be forced to testify publicly. However, all eyes are set on that day.