Manafort, Don Jr. Won’t Testify Under Oath At Senate Hearing:

Manafort, Don Jr. Won’t Testify Under Oath At Senate Hearing:

FILE PHOTO - A combination photo of Donald Trump Jr. from July 11, 2017, Jared Kushner from June 6, 2017 and Paul Manafort from August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder, Carlo Allegri (R)/File Photo

Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort will not testify under oath when they appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to answer questions in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Lawmakers on the panel say their appearance does not bar the possibility that they will be called to testify under oath in an open setting in the future. The committee raised the prospect of subpoenas for the two men last week if they declined to testify, prompting lawyers for Manafort, Trump Jr., and the committee to reach a deal and avoid a compelled appearance.

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who chairs the panel, pointed out it is still a crime to lie to Congress, even if a false statement is not made under oath.

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