President Trump’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly was a family affair, with one notable exception – Donald Trump Jr was nowhere to be found.
Instead Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, along with Eric Trump and his wife Lara, who gave birth to grandson Luke just one week ago, were in the audience.
Asked by DailyMail.com where he was Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr didn’t reply.
WHERE’S DON? (From left) Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Lara Trump and Eric Trump are all photographed in the audience of the United Nations General Assembly as President Trump gave his speech
Donald Trump Jr wasn’t at the United Nations General Assembly and didn’t respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment
Lara Trump (left), who had a baby one week before, along with Ivanka Trump (center) and Eric Trump (right) were all spotted Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly
Yesterday the news broke that Donald Jr had given up his Secret Service protection in a move that made it look like he was trying to keep his comings and goings more low key.
He won’t, however, escape from Congressional Russia probe, as the eldest Trump son is expected to testify publicly, a top-ranking Democrat said on Sunday.
‘Well, it will be this fall. I know that for sure,’ Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview with CNN.
It would be the first public testimony on the Russia affair by a member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle, and by no less a figure than his eldest son, the co-director of the family business.
‘Don Jr’ already has testified behind closed doors, answering questions by Senate Judiciary Committee investigators for five hours on September 7.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, also testified behind closed doors before several congressional committees in July.
Ivanka Trump, whispering to U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell, sat alongside her husband Jared Kushner, Lara Trump and Eric Trump at the president’s speech
The Trump family was photographed leaving the UNGA session they attended with Lara and Eric Trump, along with Jared Kushner, taking one escalator and Ivanka Trump taking the other
Lara Trump (left) and Ivanka Trump (right) are photographed leaving President Trump’s UNGA speech, with Jared Kusher (center) coming up behind them
Ivanka Trump posted a photo of herself holding baby Luke, the first time she met her one week-year-old nephew
But the lawmakers want the various Trump insiders to publicly explain, under oath, their contacts with Russians before and after the November election.
All have vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow, defending the contacts as of no significance or unrelated to the campaign.
In Trump’s son’s case, investigators are interested in one particular meeting he had in June 2016 at New York’s Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
She had had been presented to Donald Jr as a Russian government lawyer who could provide compromising information about Hillary Clinton.
He says the meeting never led to anything. Regardless, investigators will want to know if his father was aware of what might amount to an attempt at collusion.
Donald Jr’s testimony has not yet been scheduled by the Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Republicans.
If he refuses an invitation to testify, Congress can compel his testimony through its subpoena powers.