Donald Trump Jr. returns to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a second-closed door interview Wednesday, in which senators are expected to query him about his role in a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and his knowledge of the president's plans to build a skyscraper in Moscow. However, Trump Jr. forced the committee's hand, according to multiple reports, by backing out of scheduled interviews at least twice before the subpoena was delivered.
The source, who was not authorised to discuss the confidential interview publicly, requested anonymity.
This is now Don Jr.'s second appearance before the committee and it "is expected to spend about four hours with the committee answering a limited number of questions, according to people familiar with the terms - including queries about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer promising incriminating information about Hillary Clinton".
The panel is also interested in talking to Trump Jr. about other topics, including a campaign meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer that captured the interest of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Asked if he had come to the Senate interview to correct his previous testimony to lawmakers, Trump Jr. told reporters: "Nothing to correct".
Cohen last month began serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty in two federal criminal cases.
Trump Jr.is one of a few key witnesses that the Senate Intelligence Committee is calling back to Capitol Hill, as it seeks to wrap up its long-running, bipartisan probe into Russian interference.
President Trump is battling any cooperation with Congress in the Russian Federation meddling investigation, claiming that he has already been "totally exonerated" of collusion and obstruction of justice by special prosecutor Robert Mueller's report, which was completed in late March.
The senators also will likely question him about a June 2016 meeting Trump Jr., along with campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, took with a Russian lawyer in NY. I have no idea why.
It's the first known subpoena of a member of the president's immediate family, and some Republicans went so far as to suggest Trump Jr. shouldn't comply. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., tweeted, "It's time to move on & start focusing on issues that matter to Americans." Sen. Ted Cruz, said there was "no need" for the subpoena.