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Tue May 14, 2019, 05:41 PM

Donald Trump Jr. agrees to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee again

Source: Washington Post



Donald Trump Jr. has reached a deal with the Senate Intelligence Committee to appear for a second closed-door interview in June, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a tense standoff between the presidentís son and the panelís Republican chairman.

Under the terms of the deal, Trump Jr. will testify for up to four hours on a limited number of topics. The committeeís vice chairman, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), and a representative for its chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), declined to confirm or comment on the deal. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., also declined to comment.The agreement quells a simmering crisis for the GOP, after several Republican senators openly urged Trump Jr. either not to comply with a subpoena issued by the committee ó or invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if he appeared.

Trump Jr. has been a focus of several probes ó including special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIís investigation ó over his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who allegedly had promised incriminating information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Congressional Democrats think that in his previous turns on Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. may have lied to investigators about that meeting and whether he alerted his father that the meeting would take place.

The deal between Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee comes as the House Intelligence Committee is threatening to subpoena four lawyers for President Trump, his children and his businesses to determine whether they or others directed Michael Cohen to lie to lawmakers about the presidentís efforts to build a tower in Russia during his presidential campaign.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/donald-trump-jr-agrees-to-testify-before-the-senate-intelligence-committee-again/2019/05/14/2efd4574-7686-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html



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By Washington Post Staff
May 14 at 5:39 PM

The agreement for a limited appearance in June ended a standoff between the presidentís son and the Republican-led committee.

Trump Jr. has been a focus of several probes ó including special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIís investigation ó over his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who allegedly had promised incriminating information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Congressional Democrats think that in his previous turns on Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. may have lied to investigators about that meeting and whether he alerted his father that the meeting would take place.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/05/14/donald-trump-jr-agrees-to-testify-before-the-senate-intelligence-committee-again/?utm_term=.5ec887446532

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Reply Donald Trump Jr. agrees to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee again (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Tuesday OP
pazzyanne Tuesday #1
olegramps Wednesday #19
Sneederbunk Tuesday #2
Perseus Tuesday #15
Hulk Tuesday #3
GreydeeThos Tuesday #4
hedda_foil Tuesday #5
BumRushDaShow Tuesday #6
2naSalit Tuesday #7
ffr Tuesday #8
yaesu Tuesday #9
bluestarone Tuesday #10
SergeStorms Wednesday #17
AZ8theist Tuesday #11
Maxheader Tuesday #12
angrychair Tuesday #13
sandensea Tuesday #14
I_have_had_enough Tuesday #16
Bayard Wednesday #18
JustABozoOnThisBus Wednesday #20

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. We are now on "pleading the fifth" watch.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:25 AM

19. Some deal. Its going to be behind closed doors. Transparency?

This a government for the Republicans, by the Republicans and for the Republicans. All others are excluded from any real or inferred rights.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. If you serve a subpoena, you do not need an agreement.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:24 PM

15. Correct...this sets a very bad precedence

How frustrating! This is incredibly frustrating, when are Democrats going to show balls. Itís a subpoena, no deals, you donít comply? You go to jail, end of story

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:50 PM

3. Beats going to jail, I guess.

The fucking worm.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:51 PM

4. Get Junior under oath then

Once the Junior Don is under oath, ask him to name all of his past Russian contacts and which ones are still active.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:56 PM

5. Behind closed doors per MSNBC

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #5)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:58 PM

6. I think the last time he testified

it was closed (like Bannon's testimonies).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 06:25 PM

7. Hmmm....

I hope there will be video.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 06:40 PM

8. The russpublican controlled senate?

Mixed emotions.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

9. I not trusting this, anything repugs want can't be good, I wonder how they are going to turn this

to tRumps advantage, & tRump is lying about, oh, I don't know what their up to.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #9)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:22 PM

10. For some reason i feel the SAME WAY!

PRE-PLANNED? THIS is my thought. Something smells for sure!

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Response to yaesu (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:39 AM

17. There's plenty of time...

between now and the end of June for the Trump White House to come up with new and exciting ways for to tell the Democrats to shove it up their asses, and I believe they will. If Junior ever testifies I'll be totally surprised.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:36 PM

11. Smug fucking prick..

His face is more punchable than his vile fathers...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:39 PM

12. Dementia boys...boy...


testifying to a senate winger majority...?

Golly....that must terrify the little mutt...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

13. Sweetheart deal

I wonder if I ever get a subpoena to testify if I can negotiate a specific date, how long I'm willing to testify and only allow certain questions to be asked.

Somehow...dont think I could get that "deal"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:07 PM

14. Good - though I suspect he'll chicken out at the last moment.

And in the meantime, many of their mouth breathers will think he "DID testify - and was nuttin'!"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:30 PM

16. So many...

Criminals.
They WIlL face REAL justice.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

18. Why did Dems agree to this?

No better than the deal they gave his daddy to only answer certain questions, in writing.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #18)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:27 PM

20. Who needs Dems? Reps have the majority in the Senate.

And, in a closed meeting, we won't know if Dems were able to ask questions or if those questions were answered.

I don't see the point in closing the meeting. Without public visibility, the meeting didn't happen.

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