McConnell: Trump Jr. Subpoena Shouldn't Concern President

Trump Reacts to Senate Subpoena for Son Donald Trump Jr

Additionally, Mueller's final report, citing testimony from Cohen, stated that Trump Jr. had informed his father ahead of time of a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 attended by a Russian attorney who had promised political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

"My son's a very good person, works very hard", Trump said Thursday at the White House.

Blumenthal, a member of the committee, on Thursday noted that Trump Jr.s testimony to the panel in 2017 appears to contradict statements in special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page Russian Federation report.

"We know [collusion] did not happen", Lara Trump said. "If there's nothing there and if he in fact - if the subpoena is actualized and he goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee and they don't find anything, then you've got to stop the politicking". Susan Collins, I don't know.

Senator Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has been getting criticism for his committee's subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. It's time to move on.

Burr's decline to give insight into his thinking came as some Republicans publicly defended his subpoena of Trump Jr., including all Republican members of the committee, and as a growing number slammed the move.

The GOP tensions could escalate further if the president's eldest son defies the subpoena and Burr triggers a showdown by insisting on enforcing the summons - leaving it in the hands of McConnell to decide whether to hold Trump contempt of Congress.

It comes as two House Democrats on Thursday joined activists at the US Capitol who presented Congress with signatures of 10 million people calling on lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. "It's time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations", tweeted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "The last thing he needs is Washington, D.C. He'd rather not be involved", Trump said.

Lying to a congressional committee could be a crime, and Senate intelligence members are likely interested in finding out whether Trump Jr. deliberately misled them in 2017.

"[Donald Trump Jr.] has already spent dozens of hours testifying in front of Congressional committees".

But President Trump - who has spent almost two years lambasting Mueller as the ring leader of a "witch hunt" - pointed to the special counsel's report Thursday to defend his son. "And for my son, after being exonerated to now get a subpoena to speak again after telling everyone about a nothing meeting, I'm pretty surprised".

"Endless investigations - by either party - won't change the fact that there was NO collusion". Add Donald Trump an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump Jr. news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wrote on Twitter.

In March, special counsel Robert Mueller finished his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and concluded that there wasn't evidence to establish that any American knowingly colluded with Russia.

But Senator John Cornyn sounded unenthusiastic about hauling Trump Jr in for more questioning.



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