Published: Fri, May 10, 2019
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Trump's inner circle frustrated by son's subpoena

Trump's inner circle frustrated by son's subpoena

Sen. Richard Blumenthal told reporters Thursday that President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., should be imprisoned if he fails to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena. Why didn't Sen. Burr "get the memo?"

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the other day, "the case is closed".

It's the first known subpoena for a member of Trump's immediate family.

"Frankly, for my son after being exonerated and now, getting subpoenaed, and to go again to speak again after close to 20 hours telling everybody that would listen" about the Trump Tower meeting, Trump said, he was "very surprised" by the subpoena.

Donald Trump Jr., at President Donald Trump's MAGA rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 28, 2019.

A source familiar with the committee's deliberations said the subpoena went out "weeks ago" and all committee members were aware of it.

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A statement from Trump Jr.'s camp slammed Burr as a "so-called Republican" and called him "too cowardly to stand up to" Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., whom the statement referred to as Burr's apparent "boss". Trump said as much, adding that "my son is a very good person".

Trump also said that he would leave whether Mueller would be allowed to testify to Congress up to Attorney General William Barr.

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said in an interview Wednesday he was caught off guard by the news of the subpoena and only found out when news reports broke.

The suggestion that Burr is failing to properly lead the committee is the first real sign of any dissention among its members, who have worked together quietly since the panel's Russian Federation investigation began in early 2017. Burr and the top Democrat on the committee, Virginia Sen. He has been adamant that the panel's Russian Federation probe be bipartisan and fair.

Trump Jr. has previously met with three congressional committees, including the Senate Intelligence Committee in December of 2017, with whom he met for more than nine hours as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

When asked if Trump Jr. told his father about the meeting, he told senators, "I did not".

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