Trump Jr. to testify in Senate, Manafort lawyer subpoenaed

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has agreed to testify privately to the Senate Judiciary Committee as it looks into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, CNN reported on Tuesday, weeks after he was invited to testify in public at a hearing in July.

Spokesmen and spokeswomen for the committee's leaders did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the report.

CNN also reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued subpoenas to Melissa Laurenza, an attorney with the Akin Gump law firm, who formerly represented Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and to Jason Maloni, a Manafort spokesman.

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Kind of a big deal... No? https://t.co/dZDu7rK8Hy
1/3 Flynn stuff is BS in context 2 guys talking about a guy they both know well. I hear "I hope nothing happens but you have to do your job"
2/3 very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction!
3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means
Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that. #givemeabreak
Comey "I could be wrong"
So if he was a "Stronger guy" he might have actually followed procedure & the law? You were the director of the FBI, who are you kidding?šŸ˜‚
Did I miss something or did Comey just say he asked a friend to leak information to the press? Is this a joke?
Sen Blunt: If you told Sessions you didn't want to be alone with Trump again, why did you continue to take his calls?
Thanks James: Comey Debunks NYT report about Trump Campaign having repeated Russian contacts. https://t.co/YGKSFxaas3
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CNN said Maloni and a spokesman for Mueller declined comment and that Laurenza referred questions to a spokesman who did not immediately comment.

Russia has loomed large over the first six months of the Trump presidency. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia worked to tilt last year's presidential election in Trump's favor. Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is leading the investigation, which also examines potential collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia.

Several congressional committees are also looking into the matter.

Moscow denies any meddling. Trump denies any collusion by his campaign, while regularly denouncing the investigations as political witch hunts. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Grant McCool)

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