Donald Trump Jr. said he would be willing to testify under oath about his election-year meeting with a Russian lawyer who offered compromising information about Hillary Clinton.
“And you have nothing to hide,” Fox News host Sean Hannity told Trump Jr. during an interview that aired Tuesday night. “That means you’ll testify under oath, all of that?”
“All of it,” Trump Jr. responded.
Lawmakers investigating Russian election meddling are expected to ask President Trump’s eldest son to testify about his June 2016 meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has close ties to the Kremlin.
“We need public testimony under oath of Donald Trump Jr. who has changed his story repeatedly,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer(D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday.
Schumer said Trump Jr. and members of the Trump campaign need to “turn over any and all documents” requested by either special counsel Robert Mueller, the Senate Intelligence Committee or the Senate Judiciary Committee, which are investigating Russia’s election interference.
Trump Jr. has previously said he was willing to cooperate with the probe, but had not said whether he would offer hist account under penalty of perjury.
A stunning chain of emails Trump Jr. exchanged with an intermediary while setting up the meeting, which he disclosed Tuesday, clearly indicated he was eager to accept damaging information about this father’s campaign from Russia, a longtime U.S. adversary.
Trump Jr. insisted he acted appropriately and that the meeting did not yield any dirt on Clinton, while also admitting to Hannity he would have handled the encounter differently.