Se­nate in­tel­li­gence com­mit­tee sub­poe­nas Don­ald Trump Jr.

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WASH­ING­TON — The Se­nate in­tel­li­gence com­mit­tee has sub­poe­naed Don­ald Trump Jr., call­ing him in to an­swer ques­tions about his 2017 tes­ti­mony.

That’s ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with the sub­poena who dis­cussed it on con­di­tion of anonymity. The com­mit­tee has re­newed in­ter­est in talk­ing to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s el­dest son after Trump’s for­mer lawyer, Michael Co­hen, tes­ti­fied ear­lier this year.

Co­hen told a House com­mit­tee in Fe­bru­ary that he had briefed Trump Jr. ap­prox­i­mately 10 times about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Trump Jr. told the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee in 2017 he was only “pe­riph­er­ally aware” of the pro­posal.

The Se­nate in­tel­li­gence com­mit­tee has been in­ves­ti­gat­ing Rus­sian elec­tion in­ter­fer­ence and Trump’s ties to Russia for the last two years. The sub­poena is a sign that the panel is still con­duct­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tion even after the re­lease of spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s re­port.

Maine Sen. Su­san Collins, a Repub­li­can mem­ber of the panel, hinted after Co­hen spoke be­hind closed doors to the Se­nate in­tel­li­gence panel that the com­mit­tee would want to talk to Trump Jr. again. She said sen­a­tors “clearly need to rein­ter­view some wit­nesses whose ac­counts (Co­hen) con­tra­dicts.”

Alan Futer­fas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to mul­ti­ple mes­sages seek­ing com­ment.

The sub­poena was first re­ported by Ax­ios.

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