Trump son Donald Jr subpoenaed by Senate panel

Senate Republican Led Committee Subpoena Donald Trump Jr.

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

The president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, testified in February that Trump Jr. was more involved in the project than he had claimed. The subpoena sets up a fight that's unprecedented in the Trump era: A Republican committee chair pit against the Republican president's eldest son. He met with the Senate Judiciary Committee in September of 2017 for more than five hours and with the House Intelligence Committee for more than eight hours in December of 2017.

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.

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Virginia Sen.

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"The fact that they're subpoenaing Trump Jr is a strong signal that he declined a request to appear before the committee again", news website Axios wrote. Cohen is now serving a three-year prison term for lying to Congress and financial crimes. "As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senators Collins and King can not discuss specific witness engagements". She said senators "clearly need to re-interview some witnesses whose accounts (Cohen) contradicts". Mark 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". "Throughout the investigation, the Committee has reserved the right to recall witnesses for additional testimony as needed, as every witness and witness counsel has been made aware", a spokesman told reporters. 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.

The subpoena puts Burr at odds with some of his Republican colleagues who want to move on after the release of Mueller's findings.

The reported subpoena comes more than two weeks after the release of Russian Federation probe special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

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This also opens up questions of whether McConnell knew that the Senate committee led by Sen.

The subpoena from the Republican-led committee comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said its time to call "case closed" for the investigations on Russian Federation.

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