Although the details – revealed Sunday in a new court case – are not surprising, they do seldom point to public confirmation of the parameters of a large court hearing, former special counsel Robert Mueller used for two years.
"Don McGon did not testify before the grand hearing," justice The department's lawyer wrote in a statement filed with the court. And later: "Donald Trump Jr. did not testify before the grand jury either." Parts of the declaration remain edited.
McGain and Trump Jr. were never considered to have testified before a grand hearing, and Chief Justice Beryl Howell recently ruled that the Justice Department, which stated so much in court, would not violate the grand jury secret widely protected by law.
Marshall Cohen, Dan Berman and CNN's Devan Cole contributed to this report.