Donald Trump Jr., the oldest son of former U.S. President Donald Trump, reportedly met with the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on Tuesday.

Two people familiar with the matter shared the new development in the US Capitol riot probe, reported The Guardian.

CNBC reported that he appeared by video conference for two hours. He spoke to the committee voluntarily, said a source, who also shared that the discussion was "pretty uneventful."

His testimony comes as the committee moves closer to Trump's inner circle of family members and political advisers. Trump Jr. is of likely interest to the panel because of his proximity to his father on Jan. 6, 2021 when the US Capitol was attacked by supporters of the then-President. Trump's son was seen backstage at the rally on the White House Ellipse that happened shortly before the riot.

At the time of the attack, many social media videos were posted in which Trump Jr. was seen with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is now his fiancee, and other members of his family as Trump prepared to deliver a speech. Investigators believed that the speech rallied supporters to act violently that day.

The Jan. 6 committee has also released text messages from the day of the attack in which Trump Jr. pleaded with the White House to get his dad to forcefully condemn the riot. Trump Jr. wrote to Mark Meadows, then the White House chief of staff, that they need an Oval address. He wrote, "He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand."

Trump's eldest son is one of nearly 1,000 witnesses the committee has interviewed. Previously his sister, Ivanka Trump, sat down with lawmakers for eight hours last month. Her husband, Jared Kushner, has also met the members of the committee regarding the investigation. Guilfoyle has also talked to investigators, reported Politico.

Other Trump allies have defied subpoenas from the committee. They have been referred to the justice department for potential prosecution on contempt of Congress charges.

The panel made of two Republicans and seven Democrats is looking to wrap up its nearly 11-month investigation. After that it will shift to the public hearing phase that's expected to begin June 9 and last for four weeks.

Donald Trump Jr. and Donald Trump
Donald Trump Jr. and former President of the United States Donald Trump look on prior to the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort during Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort presented by Triller at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 11, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

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