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Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear before a Senate Judiciary Committee panel

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has agreed to sit down for a transcribed interview with the Senate judiciary committee, as investigators continue to dig into his attendance at a 2016 meeting where he was promised Russian dirt on the Clinton campaign.

Originally, Trump Jr. was invited to appear in a public session, but this appears to be a compromise solution. No date has yet been announced. The interview is expected to focus on the June 2016 meeting that Trump Jr. hosted at Trump Tower. At that meeting, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and campaign manager Paul Manafort met with Russian representatives interested in repealing the Magnitsky Act. The purpose of the meeting was providing the Trump campaign with materials from the Russian government meant to harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Paul Manafort previously appeared before a similar private panel of Senate committee staff, and expectations are that many of the questions he faced had to do with the same meeting. The day following Manafort’s testimony was when this happened.

According to a source familiar with the investigation, Manafort was awoken by a group of armed FBI agents knocking on his bedroom door as they executed the warrant on July 26.

Junior might want to consider getting to bed sooner than usual after his testimony. It could be an early morning.

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