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Donald Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman. Sen. Richard Burr R-N.C. right joined by Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner D-Va. left at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday Donald Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'
Deanna Wagner | 12 June, 2019, 23:08

Donald Trump Jr. emerged from his private testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and briefly stopped to complain to reporters about Michael Cohen.

The president said in May he believed his son was being treated poorly. Democrats have pointed to the parts of the Mueller report in which the special counsel details how Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, recalled witnessing a phone call between Trump Jr. and his father, in which the son talked about a meeting to collect "adverse information" on Clinton.

When asked if he was anxious about perjuring himself, Trump Jr. also told reporters, "Not at all". Trump Jr. had previously testified in front of a different panel, the Senate Judiciary Committee, that he was only "peripherally aware" of the project. But the North Carolina Republican is protecting Trump one respect: He said in an interview Tuesday he would have no more public hearings in his investigation.

The senators also were expected to question Trump Jr. about a June 2016 meeting he and campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner held at New York's Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer.

Trump Jr had initially agreed to testify voluntarily twice before postponing, leading to the panel's subpoena issued in April.

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Democrats have suggested that Trump Jr. gave false testimony during his first committee appearance.

"I don't know why".

Cohen, who has also spoken to several of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference, as well as the president's actions during the 2016 election, is serving a three-year prison term for financial crimes and lying to Congress. John Cornyn of Texas, a GOP member of the panel, said he understood Trump Jr.'s frustration.

The Senate committee, which is chaired by Republican Senator Richard Burr, is conducting a bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in US politics, including the 2016 USA presidential election.

Still, McConnell made it clear that he is eager to be finished with the probe, which began in early 2017. Burr told The Associated Press last month that he hopes to be finished with the investigation by the end of the year.