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Dem Senator Wants Don Jr. to Testify Again: I’m ‘Concerned’ He Lied About Foreign Contacts

Senator Chris Coons appeared on Fox News Sunday and told host Bill Hemmer that he is “concerned” Donald Trump Jr. lied in his statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee over meetings with foreign emissaries during the 2016 election campaign.

The Delaware Democrat sent a letter to the committee this week that said fresh reports on meetings the Trump campaign took with emissaries from Gulf states contradict Don Jr.’s claims in September 2017 that he was “not aware” of foreign governments other than Russia offering help to the campaign.

“I am writing to you because I am deeply concerned that, based on new information we learned this week, Donald Trump Jr. provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I would like to renew my request that he be called to return and appear before the full committee to testify in an open hearing,” Coons wrote in his letter.

Hemmer asked Coons about his letter on Sunday: “You believe he’s lying — that is a strong charge. About what senator?”

“I’m concerned that in reviewing the transcript of Donald Trump Jr.’s questioning by a staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee that there is a clear tension between his firm answers that there was no efforts by a foreign power to provide assistance to the Trump campaign, and recent reporting that there were meetings that he participated in where representatives of Gulf states were offering some assistance to the Trump campaign,” Coons said.

“I do think that’s worth our questioning Donald Trump Jr. again in front of the Judiciary Committee and it is my hope that on a bipartisan basis we will continue these investigations,” he added. “It is in everyone’s interest for these investigations to continue without interference.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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