Well it looks as though the public will get to witness what they’ve been asking for; a Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort testimony.
Today it’s been announced by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given the OK to allow Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify in a public hearing. While the committee initially wanted to question the two men this Wednesday about a meeting which took place between them and several Russian government associates on June 9, 2016, the testimony was forced to be delayed due to the committee awaiting approval by Mueller.
Undoubtedly, the June 9 meeting in question won’t be all that the two Trump associates will be asked about. Once they take the stand, virtually any questions are open to be asked. Trump Jr. could be asked about his reason for previously lying about meetings with Russians, as well as information about other meetings which may have taken place. Because questioning would be under oath, that means if one of these individuals is proven to lie to the committee, they could face criminal charges for doing so.
The bar has officially been raised when it comes to honesty, so it will be interesting to see if that changes the stories that these two individuals tell. Regardless, it’s sure to provide for some entertainment whether you support Trump or not. While no official date has been set, there is a good chance that both Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort could take the stand as early as next week.