Trump surprised that Senate subpoenaed his son

Trump surprised that Senate subpoenaed his son

"My son is a good person", he said. "And frankly for my son after being exonerated to now get a subpoena to go again and speak again after close to 20 hours of telling everybody that would listen about a nothing meeting, yeah, I'm pretty surprised".

The Russia probe plunged Washington into turmoil on Wednesday as Donald Trump's son reportedly was ordered to testify before a Senate panel and the White House refused to release material on investigations into the president.

Meanwhile, two congressional sources told Reuters that the president's son is unlikely to comply with the subpoena. But former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, and who reported to a federal prison in NY earlier this week to begin serving a three-year sentence for tax and bank fraud, stated he briefed Trump family members on the Moscow tower project that never materialized "approximately 10" times.

"Trump Jr. testified in 2017 that his father was only peripherally aware" of the Trump Tower Moscow plans.

Warner would not comment on whether the panel had issued the subpoena but said the committee is going to "follow the truth wherever it leads".

It's also the first real sign of any dissention among members of the committee, who have worked together quietly since the panel's Russian Federation investigation began in early 2017. Also, other committee chairmen-Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) is playing politics by asking Trump Jr.to appear again.


The committee has been investigating Russian election interference and Trump's ties to Russia for the last two years.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Burr had the power to block the subpoena.

Texas Senator John Cornyn said he can understand Donald Trump Jr.'s "frustration at being asked to come back after having cooperated for such a long period of time and seeing now that this Mueller report is completed". Endless investigations - by either party - won't change the fact that there was NO collusion. "It's time to move on & start focusing on issues that matter to Americans". Rand Paul (R-KY) and Steve Daines (R-MT), throwing gas on the fire by ripping the subpoena.

Led by Republican chairman Richard Burr, the intelligence panel is the only committee in the Republican-controlled Senate that has been conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations of Russian interference in US politics.

The Virginia Democrat said the intelligence panel also wants to see the underlying evidence in Mueller's report, a request that House lawmakers have also made. Nadler is a smart guy.

A day after the top Republican in Congress called the Russian Federation probe "case closed", Trump's conflict with his Democratic opponents escalated to new heights as a House panel voted to hold the nation's Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for refusing to turn over key documents.

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