Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, will be stepping down from his business empire, a White House official said Thursday, a day after the president revealed he would be stepping aside from the company he started in 1995.
Trump has denied he is under investigation by the FBI.
Trump Jr.’s move to relinquish his role in the company was first reported by Politico and Bloomberg News.
The president has said he would have no role in its day-to-day operations, including overseeing its operations or overseeing its business, as long as the company complied with federal ethics rules.
The move comes after he announced he would step down as president of his own business, in a letter to the president on Tuesday.
It was the first time Trump has publicly spoken about his relationship with his eldest son, but the White House has previously said Trump Jr will remain in the role until the investigation concludes.
In a statement, Trump Jr said he is leaving the company, after the investigation into the president’s business ventures is complete.
“While I have great respect for my father, I have to step away from my responsibilities as a president,” he said.
“I accept the responsibility and the responsibility of being a good father to my son and the country.”
In the letter, Trump said he will continue to lead his businesses, but said he wanted to be the “leader that I can be for my family and my country.”
He wrote that he wants to be remembered for his “incredible service to our country and to his family and the great things he accomplished for our country.”
Trump Jr wrote in the letter that he will remain on the board of directors of the company and that he plans to continue to serve on the Trump Organization’s board.
He will also continue to oversee his business interests, including his work for the Trump International Hotel and Tower, which is part of the Trump family empire.
“After a great many years of great service to this country and its great people, I am proud to announce that I will be exiting the Trump company as an Executive Director,” he wrote.
“The company has been in a state of turmoil for a long time, but I am leaving to focus on the great work that will await me in the private sector.”
He said he intends to help the company “move forward as quickly as possible,” and that “I am looking forward to being a part of a great team in the Trump organization.”
In a brief interview Thursday with CNN, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz said the president has not asked him to step aside.
Kasowitz also declined to comment on whether Trump Jr has been asked to leave.
“It’s been an open and transparent process,” he told CNN.
“He’s been on the record and he’s answered questions from all sides.
He’s not being asked to go, he’s being asked by the president.”
He added, “He’ll remain involved.”
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “I will be leaving my company, and my family, and going to a place of great honor.
I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive.
This is a wonderful time for our nation!”
On Thursday, Trump again said he plans on continuing to run the business, adding, “As a private citizen, I’m not going to be involved with anything that relates to government.”
He continued to claim that he had nothing to do with the campaign, despite repeated requests from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“In fact, I know that a lot of the money came from outside of the campaign,” he continued.
“And I think people want to know that I’m the person who raised the money.”
He also added that he has “absolutely nothing to hide.”
Trump’s attorneys, Robert Kelner and Alan Garten, have previously said that Trump is not under investigation and that the president will not have any involvement in the investigation.
The Trump Organization and the president have said they are cooperating with the committee.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In January, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its probe into Trump’s businesses after the release of an FBI report detailing a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer.
The meeting came as the White Trump campaign was trying to distance itself from the Russian government.
At the time, Trump was under pressure from Democrats and congressional Republicans to step back from the Russia investigation.
Trump’s team initially defended the meeting, saying it was part of their ongoing efforts to cooperate with the inquiry.
Trump ultimately decided to withdraw from the investigation after The Washington Post reported the meeting.
During his testimony to the Senate committee in March, Trump insisted that he was not personally involved in the decision to end the probe.
“No,” he testified, when asked by Senator Ron Wyden whether he was “aware of any discussions or discussions with any person that were related to my involvement with Russia at that time.”
In May, Trump announced he was stepping down as chairman of his company, as he struggled with a