Richard Burr takes heat over Donald Trump Jr. subpoena

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President Trump on Thursday said he was "very surprised" to hear that the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed his son after special counsel Robert Mueller cleared Donald Jr.in his report.

Blumenthal said that he's prepared to jail the president's son if he refuses to cooperate with the subpoena.

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

Trump praised his son for volunteering for his presidential campaign despite having very little experience in politics.

Mueller did not find evidence that Trump conspired with the Russians to meddle in the 2016 campaign, but did not make a recommendation on whether he obstructed justice.

Discussions between the Republican-led panel and Trump Jr. about his possible testimony have been going on for months, according to the sources, who asked not to be named given the panel's ongoing probe.

White House 'Directed' Ex-Counsel McGahn Not To Comply With Congressional Subpoena
The Justice Department released the special counsel's report, with redactions, to Congress and the public on April 18. Nadler subpoenaed the full, unredacted Mueller report and its underlying evidence from the Department of Justice.

Those close to Trump are exasperated that Republican Sen.

41, has testified voluntarily in private once to the committee, and was peppered with questions about a June 9, 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in NY that he and other senior Trump campaign officials had with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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. Burr and the top Democrat on the committee, Virginia Sen.

"Endless investigations_by either party_won't change the fact that there was NO collusion. It's time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote on Twitter. Trump also said he had already testified for a "massive amount of time".

"Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn't get the memo from the majority leader that this case was closed", Sen. Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal. The subpoena was issued now because Senators want to question him themselves, they said.

"The Mueller report came out - that's the Bible - the Mueller report came out, and they said he did nothing wrong", he said.

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