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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:29 PM

Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for 'Limited' Interview With Intelligence Committee [View all]

WASHINGTON ó Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the presidentís eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks that will be limited in time, an accord that should cool a heated intraparty standoff.

The deal came after an aggressive push by the younger Trumpís allies, who accused the Intelligence Committeeís chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, of caving to Democrats by issuing a subpoena for the presidentís sonís testimony. They called the effort a political hit job against the White House, using the presidentís son as fodder.

Mr. Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that the presidentís son had twice agreed to voluntary interviews but had not shown up, forcing the subpoena.

Mr. Trumpís lawyer had prepared a blistering letter to send to the committee, telling its members that Donald Trump Jr. would not submit to open-ended questions before a panel that included multiple Democrats running for president, according to people familiar with its contents. The lawyers had prepared to send the letter on Monday, facing a deadline to respond to the subpoena.

But they received a call from committee aides, asking if there was a ďreasonableĒ path forward, according to a person familiar with the events.

The compromise was an appearance by Mr. Trump in the middle of June, with questions limited to about a half-dozen topics, with the time no longer than two to four hours, according to a person briefed. Another person, who would not be identified, contested that the scope of the topics had been limited.


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