Trump 'very surprised' his 'very good' son was hit with subpoena

Trump 'very surprised' his 'very good' son was hit with subpoena

"Some of the criticisms out there are not the first time the chairman or I have received criticisms over this investigation", Warner told reporters Thursday.

Trump said other Republicans were upset that the GOP chairman, Sen.

The two Democratic presidential hopefuls on the Intelligence Committee are Sens. Trump said as much, adding that "my son is a very good person".

"If he fails to comply with a lawful subpoena, he has no privilege", Blumenthal concluded, "prison is the only answer". If there's any subject matter less suitable to partisan wrangling, I can't think of it.

Burr himself said in February after a lengthy investigation that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation.

"Mitch McConnell can kill this", Webb said.

Quite apart from considerations of bipartisanship, however, Burr's primary interest - furthering his Committee's investigation and not being dictated to by witnesses - justifies the subpoena to Trump Jr., in my opinion.

To us this looks like this all goes back to claims made by disgraced Trump attorney Michael Cohen, now serving three years in the federal pen, who said Don Jr. was more involved in the defunct Moscow project than his testimony indicated. "But I support his leadership and think that he has done a good job".

McConnell, from Kentucky, insisted Tuesday that the release of the Mueller report means that it's "case closed" for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The panel's investigation, led by Burr, has been running for more than two years, and the committee has interviewed numerous same witnesses who spoke to special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Yet, until Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee has faced little public pressure to wrap up its investigation, which began in January 2017.

When asked if Trump Jr. told his father about the meeting, he told senators, "I did not".

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stressed that he would not second-guess Burr but said in his view, "Mueller's the final word for me".

Blunt, a member of McConnell's leadership team, said he does not expect the committee to reach different conclusions than Mueller did, but he said the committee has "more specifics about the kinds of things the Russians were doing and continue to do". Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted: "There's no need for another subpoena for @DonaldJTrumpJr". And the Mueller report made no recommendations against him.

The order by the Republican-run committee that is known for its bipartisanship comes after Special Counsel Robert Mueller decided there was insufficient evidence to charge Trump with any crime related to possible conspiracy to collude with the Russians.

"If you read the Mueller report there are two questions", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday.

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