Immediately after Donald Trump Jr. was sent a subpoena by the Senate Intelligence Committee, it was presumed he was not going to comply.
The experts were wrong.
Jr. has struck a deal to speak with the committee, but he has a few conditions…
Here’s the deal…
Don Jr’s interview w/Senate Intel will be limited to 2-4 hours & limited in scope to 5-6 topics. The two sides agreed it will be the last time he will be asked to come before the committee in relation to its probe of Russian interference in 2016 campaign.
Don Jr's interview w/Senate Intel will be limited to 2-4 hours & limited in scope to 5-6 topics. The two sides agreed it will be the last time he will be asked to come before the committee in relation to its probe of Russian interference in 2016 campaign. https://t.co/pBVnnEJcRv
— erica orden (@eorden) May 14, 2019
Democrats got what they wanted. And yet, regardless of the answers provided by the president’s son, liberals are not likely to be pleased.
Such is life in 2019.
Fox News has more:
Trump Jr.’s letter of refusal – which was never sent — cited the 20-plus hours of testimony and thousands of documents that he has already given to congressional committees, as well as his exoneration in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The committee’s demand to have Trump Jr. testify again reportedly is related to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony earlier this year. Cohen, who reported to prison this week to begin a three-year sentence, told a House committee that he had briefed Trump Jr. approximately 10 times about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
But, in 2017, Trump Jr. told the Senate Intelligence Committee he was only “peripherally aware” of the proposal.
In his draft letter to the committee, Trump Jr. pointed out that Cohen has pleaded guilty to multiple federal crimes, including lying to Congress.
The Intelligence Committee’s demand rankled top Republicans, including President Trump and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.
“Anything based on what Michael Cohen said is worthless testimony. Michael Cohen is a worthless witness, and if I were Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer I would tell him, ‘You don’t need to go back into this environment anymore, you’ve been there for hours and hours and hours. And nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation,'” Graham, R-S.C., said. “I would call it a day.”
Democrat Senator Dick Blumenthal (CT) called for Jr. to be jailed if he failed to comply.
Dick noted, “If he fails to answer he ought to be put in jail. If he fails to comply with a lawful subpoena – he has no privilege – prison is the only answer.”
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says if Donald Trump Jr. fails to comply to a subpoena from the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee he should be "put in jail": "He has no privilege, prison is the only answer" https://t.co/wRHSMOzcwT pic.twitter.com/A4wD0IfaId
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 9, 2019
Subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. is the right step, as I’ve urged, to explain his apparent lies in his Judiciary Committee appearance. He told us he was only “peripherally aware” of Moscow Trump Tower talks, when actually he was in the thick of it. His demeanor gave him away.
Subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. is the right step, as I’ve urged, to explain his apparent lies in his Judiciary Committee appearance. He told us he was only “peripherally aware” of Moscow Trump Tower talks, when actually he was in the thick of it. His demeanor gave him away. https://t.co/8DB4zmLkKx
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) May 9, 2019
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