Trump 'very surprised' by son's subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Trump 'very surprised' by son's subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Trump 'very surprised' by son's subpoena in Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump's son doesn't intend to show up to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about apparent falsehoods in his previous congressional testimony, which would then set off a constitutional showdown, reported Axios.

In an interview with CBS in February, one the few times he's spoken at length about the investigation, Burr said the committee had not turned up evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. The person, who requested anonymity to discuss the internal negotiations, said members had been regularly briefed on communications with Trump Jr.

Republicans are lashing out at Sen.

The committee chairman is Republican Sen. Trump said as much, adding that "my son is a very good person". However, standing alone, I don't think it's reason enough to subpoena Trump Jr. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wrote on Twitter. If there's any subject matter less suitable to partisan wrangling, I can't think of it.

"There's no way the president's son is going to appear before a committee and get questioned at a hearing by Democratic candidates running for president", said a Republican insider with ties to the White House. "Chairman Burr has indicated that they'll be reporting very soon", McConnell said.

President Donald Trump says he's "very surprised" that the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed his eldest son.

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.

She also seemed to deride the idea that Trump Jr. didn't tell his father about the infamous meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian attorney during the 2016 election cycle.

Senators react to subpoena issued to Trump Jr.

Also during the Thursday lunch, McConnell told his colleagues he had faith in Burr's leadership, encouraging them to stop their public attacks on his decision to issue a subpoena, according to people familiar with the conversations.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee's vice chairman, also expressed confidence Thursday that Burr would hold the line against fresh attacks from within his own party.

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.

In a series of remarks to reporters Thursday, Blumenthal noted that the younger Trump lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 when asked about the Trump Tower meeting.

"The Mueller report came out, that's the bible, and they said he did nothing wrong", the president said.

Cohen's claim contradicts Trump Jr.'s testimony before the committee that he was only "peripherally" aware of the Moscow project.

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