Donald Trump Jr. said Thursday he hopes his closed-door interview with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee "fully satisfied their inquiry."
"Earlier today, I met for more than 5 hours with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and their staffs as part of the Committee's ongoing investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act," Trump Jr. — the eldest son of President Trump — said in a statement.
Trump Jr. said he answered "every question" related to the topic, "as well as all of their questions on other topics, until both sides had exhausted their lines of questioning."
According to his prepared statement, he told the congressional investigators that he chose to meet with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower last year because he felt he should consider information about Hillary Clinton's "fitness, character or qualifications" to be president after he was promised damaging information on the Democratic presidential candidate.
Trump Jr. also said he did not collude with the Russian government on behalf of his father's presidential campaign, and that he did not tell him about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he had not made a final decision on if the committee would call Trump Jr. to publicly testify.
Following the meeting, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., who attended the meeting, sent out a statement quoting a federal statute on giving false statements to Congress.
"It is important to remember that anyone who testifies in front of a Senate committee is under the restriction of the False Statements statute that says material false statements to Congress are criminal and punishable with fines or imprisonment or both," Coons said.
Senate Judiciary is one of a handful of congressional committees investigating Russian meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.