Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

President Donald Trump spoke told reporters he was "surprised" the Senate Intelligence Committee had subpoenaed one of his sons as part of its probe into Russian election interference.

"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.

Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russian Federation investigation is not "case closed" as some in the party insist.

The revolt against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after reports that it had called Donald Trump to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference. The subpoena was issued now because Senators want to question him themselves, they said. Trump Jr., the president said, had already testified for a "massive" amount of time.

Republican committee member Marco Rubio, when asked about Trump Jr, said the panel was "leaving nothing unchecked" in its investigation.

"If Donald Trump Jr. defies this subpoena he ought to be jailed", Sen.

McConnell said, "I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion". Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal. But at a closed-door lunch of GOP senators, he explained the reasoning behind the subpoena, according to people familiar with the discussion - including the timeline of the negotiations with Trump Jr. over his repeat testimony. "I think we know pretty much everything we are going to learn, and I think we ought to wrap it up".

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, appeared for a second closed-door session in late March. McConnell also declared, "the case is closed". Mark Warner, have worked closely together on the probe and have often won praise from the panel's membership, and also from McConnell, throughout.

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". "I think his brother-in-law came in, in a similar situation, to be sure that every question was clearly understood and clearly answered, and I think he should, too". "We're going to do our job".

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