Trump says he's 'very surprised' Don Jr. has been subpoenaed

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Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a rally before President Donald Trump addresses the audience in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.

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

It is unclear why the committee wants Trump's son to return to testify. Richard Burr (R-NC) is playing politics by asking Trump Jr.to appear again. "I think he'd rather not ever be involved".

Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen provided the committee with three years of financial statements prepared by Mazars, in which Cohen says Trump inflated his wealth while he was attempting to purchase the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

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 USA politics.

Barr defied a subpoena to turn over a complete copy of Mueller's report and the underlying evidence, and last week refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee chairman is Republican Sen.

The Democratic senator also accused Trump Jr. of intentionally lying during his testimony, despite being warned that providing "materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statements" would be a crime. "The son of the president doesn't have any of those privileges", he said. I understand the president's frustration here, but I think this is just a blip. Endless investigations - by either party - won't change the fact that there was NO collusion.

Two months before Mueller submitted his report, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "It's time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote on Twitter.

The surprise subpoena was issued by a Republican-led committee, opening a new source of strain between the Congress and a White House battling the legislature's pressure on multiple points.

McConnell said in his Tuesday speech that it was "case closed" on the Mueller probe, but his office noted that he didn't go so far as to say the intelligence panel's work was done.

A report from CNN indicated that Trump Jr. was considering either pleading his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination or simply not appearing at all. "He said he was only peripherally aware of the negotiations in Moscow for Trump Tower there when apparently he was briefed extensively".

But even that was not enough to stop the onslaught, as every single Fox News primetime show on Thursday night had major segments on this story-and most of the hosts criticized either Burr, McConnell, or both for this Trump, Jr., subpoena.

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