The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to Donald Trump, Jr., to compel him to testify in an investigation related to the committee’s Russia inquiry, according to a report from Axios.
The report is somewhat shocking, coming a little less than a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared the Senate’s investigation “case closed,” and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s several hundred-page report on the issue the definitive answer to the question of whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russians to impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Nevertheless, the committee, led by Republican Richard Burr (R-NC) and Democrat Mark Warner (D-IN) appears to have issued the demand to Trump, Jr. on Wednesday, ordering him to appear to testify a second time in front of a Senate panel about his role in a Trump Tower Moscow project, which allegedly put him in contact with agents of the Russian government.
Trump, Jr. has already testified about the project under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee back in September 2017. At the time, Trump, Jr. admitted to knowing little about the Trump Tower Moscow and being only “peripherally aware” of negotiations surrounding a potential Russian expansion for the Trump company.
At the time, Trump, Jr. also agreed to answer as many questions as the Senate had, leading to a marathon of testimony, Axios reports — “more than 25 hours with three different committees, per a source familiar with the situation.” (Read more from “Donald Trump, Jr. Subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee” HERE)