President Trump’s eldest son is boosting his legal team.
Donald Trump Jr. has hired Karina Lynch – a Washington D.C. lawyer who focuses on oversight issues – ahead of his Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Lynch confirmed to the Daily News in an email that she joined Trump Jr.’s team. The lawyer has already proven she’s effective by helping to set up an interview with the committee instead of publicly testifying, Fox Business News reported.
Lynch joined Williams & Jensen in 2000 and served as Counsel to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Government Affairs under Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), according to her biography on the firm’s website.
She also served as an investigative counsel for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is chairman of the committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Last week, Grassley told CNN he would subpoena Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort if they didn’t testify after it was revealed the President’s son had set up an undisclosed meeting at Trump Tower last June expecting to receive dirt on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer.
However, Grassley and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), in a statement Friday, said they would not subpoena Trump Jr. and Manafort immediately because their lawyers “have agreed to negotiate to provide the committee with documents and be interviewed by committee members and staff prior to a public hearing.”