Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have reportedly made a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to give his testimony after he indicated that he was very reticent to return after testifying previously.
Fox News reported that Trump Jr. already had a letter drafted that would have dared Democrats to hold him in contempt after refusing to appear. Democrats on the Intel Committee had issued a subpoena to him on Wednesday.
But at the eleventh hour before a second deadline, it was reported that Trump Jr. struck a deal to testify in June and avoid worsening the legal conflict.
CNN's Manu Raju reported that they agreed to limit his interview to between 2 and 4 hours, and to limit the scope to 5 or 6 topics.
CNN had earlier reported that Trump Jr. was considering declaring his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, or not showing up at all.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had opined that Trump Jr. should refuse the subpoena outright.
"If I were Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer, I would tell him, you don't need to go back into this environment anymore," Graham said. "You have been there for hours and hours and hours, and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation."
President Donald Trump decried the action from Democrats, saying that his son had already testified for hours and that there was no reason for him to do so again.
"Now they want him to testify again, and I don't know why, I have no idea why, but it seems very unfair to me!" said the president about the demand from Democrats.
Here's the latest about Trump Jr.'s testimony:
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