Donald Trump Jr. Subpoenaed To Testify At Senate Intelligence Committee

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was "very surprised" that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., for more testimony linked to the panel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Senate investigators have issued a subpoena for President Trump's eldest son, according to multiple news outlets.

"As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senators Collins and King can not discuss specific witness engagements".

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According to a transcript of Trump Jr's testimony, he told lawmakers that he did not tell his father about the Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena for him to testify. Trump the hearing said he was "peripherally aware" of the potential project. "He did that. We're not sure why we're fighting with Republicans", a source close to Trump Jr. told Axios. The Senate intelligence committee has interviewed numerous same witnesses the Mueller investigative team spoke with.

"Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn't get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed", Sen.

Republican-on-Republican crime has been the theme for the last day now as Donald Trump Jr. and Senate allies criticize the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee for slapping Trump Jr. with a subpoena. Sen. Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are overseeing the president's Trump Organization business empire while Trump is in office.

Trump son Donald Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel
Though Trump seemed unhappy with the subpoena, he did not say whether his son would refuse to testify. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose findings were released in part last month.

In his report, Mueller detailed extensive contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russian operatives, but did not find evidence of a conspiracy. "Senate Intell Committee effectively being run by minority".

Along with senior campaign adviser Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump Jr. participated in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who they believed had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the election. What are the aspects of the house intelligence Committee Trump Jr. now more want to ask, is not yet known. Cohen told Mueller's team that it appeared the two had discussed the subject before.

Trump Jr. did not address the subpoena on Twitter immediately after the reports emerged.

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Mueller declined to say one way or the other whether Trump should have been charged, citing long-standing Justice Department guidance that sitting presidents can not be indicted.