Trump 'Very Surprised' by Senate Panel's Subpoena for Son

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McConnell is the ex officio chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Burr's chairmanship is entirely because McConnell gives him the power to be there-something McConnell could end if he wanted to do so at any moment.

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr., a source confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday. On the day the news of the subpoena for the president's son surfaced, Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report in response to Democrats' initiating the process to find Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

The subpoena for Trump Jr.'s testimony marks an escalation of the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian election interference. McGahn has refused to comply with a committee subpoena for documents, following an instruction from the White House that he not accede to the lawmakers' demands.

One option Trump Jr.is considering in response to the subpoena is to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, and another is just to not appear at all, according to one source. "Mueller, whose investigation did not find a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, did not indict Trump Jr., despite speculation that he would", the outlet noted later, adding: "The fact that they're subpoenaing Trump Jr.is a strong signal that he declined a request to appear before the committee again". "Senate Intell Committee effectively being run by minority".

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Although Trump Jr had. already in September 2017 before the judiciary Committee of the Senate.

Trump Jr. has been a focus of several probes - including special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation - over his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign. Two separate investigations, one by the House Intelligence Committee and another by the House oversight and judiciary committees, also concluded there is no evidence of collusion. Rick Gates, Manafort's former deputy who was charged and pleaded guilty in the special counsel's investigation, told Mueller's team about the discussion.

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

There are similar incongruities regarding Trump Tower Moscow: In his 2017 testimony, Trump Jr. said he was only "peripherally aware" of the project in the Russian capital.

Burr told The Post this week that he was not inclined to pursue Trump Jr. for perjury over any potential lies, as Mueller did not charge him. "Ultimately, it was Michael Cohen essentially trying to get a deal done".

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