The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. in connection with the panel’s Russia investigation, the first known congressional subpoena to one of President Trump’s children.
Axios, an American news and information website, first reported the subpoena.
Trump Jr. already testified behind closed doors before the House and Senate Intelligence panels in December 2017 as part of their investigations into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election. Neither committee has released a transcript of his closed-door hearing.
The president’s eldest son also testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017, telling lawmakers that he was “peripherally aware” of plans to expand his father’s businesses into Russia, according to a transcript that was later released by the committee.
Trump Jr.’s testimony has fallen under scrutiny, particularly after the president’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen claimed in his February testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee that Trump Jr. was far more involved in the Moscow Trump Tower project and that he briefed both Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump on the project about 10 times.
It was not immediately clear how Trump Jr. would respond to the subpoena. His attorney, Alan Futerfas, did not immediately return a request for more information.