By Kyle Perisic
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee want Donald Trump Jr. to testify yet again for his meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont called for Trump Jr. to testify in public and under oath to discuss his June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower, according to Newsweek.
President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, claims Donald Trump was aware of the infamous meeting before it occurred. Leahy says this raises “important questions.”
“It’s time for Donald Trump Jr. to come back before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer them, but this time in public, under oath,” Leahy said, Newsweek reports.
Trump Jr. met before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 7, 2017, saying the president “wasn’t aware” of the meeting, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.
“And, frankly, by the time anyone was aware of it, which was summer of this year, as I stated earlier, I wouldn’t have wanted to get him involved in it because it had nothing to do with him,” Trump Jr. added.
Just after Fox News’s Sean Hannity interviewed Trump Jr. about the fallout from the Trump Tower meeting revelation, Cohen praised Trump Jr. for being open and honest — contradicting his most recent claims that Trump Jr. told his father about the meeting.
“So proud of @DonaldTrumpJr for being open, honest and transparent to the American people. This nonsense needs to stop!” Cohen tweeted.
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