But with Trump Jr. and his allies now making a fierce rebound against Burr, the GOP chairman may soon be forced to make a difficult decision if Trump Jr. defies the summons: whether Trump Jr. continues to be contemptuous and Risk should be kept GOP backlash or reconciliation of the president's eldest son and proclamation of minions.
The two sides have had discussions since the news of the summons was released last week, though it remains unclear whether an agreement can be reached. One person familiar with the discussions said it was possible that Trump Jr. would respond in writing shortly before he personally testified, even though the committee had previously refused to receive written answers from Trump Jr.
Sources with Knowledge of the Discussions CNN The committee initially provided Trump Jr. with a list of about a dozen topics to be covered by the investigators, including the Trump Tower meeting and the Trump Tower Moscow. Trump Jr.'s legal team expected a much shorter follow-up interview than suggested by the committee, which, according to the sources, would limit neither time nor topics.
Trump Jr.'s attorneys, however, are pushing for reluctance to raise questions about the meeting in June 201