Donald Trump Jr. is not likely to appear before a Senate Intelligence Committee as a Republican insider told The Post that there’s “no way” the president’s son would sit down for a grilling by Democratic senators on the panel who are seeking to unseat his father as president in 2020.
Trump Jr. is deciding whether to comply with a subpoena from the committee — which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — but the source said the president’s eldest child is more likely to work out a compromise to avoid the public scrutiny.
“There’s no way the president’s son is going to appear before a committee and get questioned by at a hearing by Democratic candidates running for president,” a Republican insider with ties to The White House said.
“We’re in an election cycle. There’s no logical basis to call Don in.”
The two Democratic presidential hopefuls on the Intelligence Committee are Sen. Kamala Harris (D- California) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado).
Trump Jr., however, may offer a compromise with the committee and submit answers in writing instead of appearing in person, the source said.
The subpoena of the Trump family member has caused outrage among GOP members who believe the move is a political stunt.
A total of six Republican senators have criticized the committee head, Richard Burr (R- N.C.), for agreeing to issue the subpoena.
“We’re drawing battle lines: If you touch Don, we’ll come after you,” a Trump ally told The Post. “And our base will come after you.”
The six GOP senators criticizing Burr are John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (Texas), Steve Daines (Montana), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Rand Paul (Kentucky), and Thom Tillis (North Carolina).
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