Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano has said Donald Trump Jr. can not simply sit on a subpoena to testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, pointing out that it doesn't matter that his father is the president.
The closed-door appearance could cover a broad array of topics, the source said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) channeled his inner 2.0-self and advised Trump Jr.to ignore it.
The source said Trump Jr. will testify before the committee for a limited amount of time - two to four hours - in mid-June.
"When he originally agreed to testify in front of the Senate Intel Committee in 2017, there was an agreement between Don and the Committee that he would only have to come in and testify a single time as long as he was willing to stay for as long as they'd like, which Don did", the source said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declined to speak out against the subpoena, saying on Tuesday, "none of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee".Читайте также: US attorney general launches fresh review of origins of Russian Federation probe
But the Trump lawyers rejected the request in a letter responding to Schiff, accusing the committee of overreaching in its oversight request and raising attorney-client privilege concerns.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told CBS News' Major Garrett he was not told by the committee that the president's son would be subpoenaed.
The line of inquiry stems from claims made by the president's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who told Congress earlier this year that the lawyers in question helped edit false testimony that he provided to Congress in 2017 about a Trump Tower project in Moscow.
Everett reported that the Senate has multiple options for enforcing the subpoena, including holding him in contempt of Congress, employing criminal contempt statutes, asking a court to declare the subpoena valid, or issuing civil penalties for defiance.
The reported subpoena prompted sharp rebukes from some of Trump's staunchest defenders within the party as Republicans sought to move on from a two-year investigation, into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose findings were released in part last month. "You have been there for hours and hours and hours, and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation". He said he did not know whether the president was also caught by surprise.
"He's indicated publicly he believes they will find no collusion, and we are hoping that we will get a report on that subject sometime soon", McConnell said about Burr. Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a separate interview in 2017 he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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