Published: Sat, May 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr., reports say

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr., reports say

If confirmed, it would be first time one of President Trump's children is facing a congressional subpoena.

The president said last month that his administration will be "fighting all the subpoenas" from Congress after special counsel Robert Mueller's final report was released.

Yet in Mueller's report, the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen said he recalled being in Trump's office when Trump Jr. told him about a meeting to get "adverse information" on Clinton. In his testimony, Trump Jr. said that prior to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, he only talked to Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort about the rendezvous, in which a Russian lawyer was prepared to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton.

The U.S. leader said his son had already testified for "nearly 20 hours".

While there has been no official statement from the man himself, a source close to Trump Jr told Breitbart that he had no intention to testify after chairman Burr broke his end of the alleged agreement to question him only once.

A Senate Intelligence Committee spokesperson told Axios: "We do not discuss the details of witness engagements with the Committee". On the question of whether Trump have obstructed the justice, the special investigator, no definition, but put the evidence for and against.

Several key GOP lawmakers criticized one of their own Wednesday after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Republican North Carolina Sen.

Trump Jr. had testified to the committee in September 2017 about proposed plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow.

The reported subpoena comes more than two weeks after the release of Russian Federation probe special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

Cohen started a three-year prison term this week, partly related to his guilty plea that he'd lied to Congress about then-candidate Trump's termination of his pursuit of the Moscow project in 2016.

The move surfaced a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Russian Federation probe was "case closed" with the redacted release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But Trump's advisers had not yet decided if he would publicly attack Burr, according to two Republicans close to the White House not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a floor speech Tuesday in which he declared "case closed" on the probe.

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt over his refusal to hand over the full un-redacted version of Mueller's report.

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