In an interview with The Washington Post, Burr noted Mueller had access to Trump Jr.'s congressional testimony and did not opt to bring any charges after a two-year investigation. My son was totally exonerated by Mueller who doesn't like Trump, me. He testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee for over five hours in September 2017, to the Senate Intelligence Committee for nine hours in December 2017, and to the House Intelligence Committee for more than eight hours in December 2017. "I think he'd rather not ever be involved". "I saw Richard Burr saying there was no collusion two or three weeks ago", Trump said at an impromptu press conference at the White House, referring to the committee's Republican chairman.
Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen.
Mueller's report, released last month, says Cohen recalled being in Trump's office "when Trump Jr. told his father that a meeting to obtain adverse information about Clinton was going forward".
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is chairman of the committee.
Committee sources would not confirm the subpoena or what they want to discuss with the president's eldest son, who now helps run the Trump Organization, the family's real estate empire, and helps his father re-election campaign.More news: American Among 41 Killed in Fiery Russian Plane Crash
First and foremost, McConnell did not say that the subpoena was in order or necessary for the committee to complete its investigation and file its final report. Trump also said he had already testified for a "massive amount of time". "I'm just very surprised".
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", tweeted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
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". "He truly misled the Judiciary Committee, and now he needs to be held accountable, those answers about the Moscow Trump Tower, the meeting with Russian agents and other negotiations, really need to be answered".
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.
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.