The President's eldest son is "unlikely to comply" with a subpoena issued by the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, according to Reuters. "Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn't get the memo from the Majority leader that this case was closed." he said.
Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted: "Serving a subpoena to Don Trump Jr. - a private citizen who voluntarily testified before three congressional committees for 25+ hours - is beyond inappropriate. The son of the president doesn't have any of those privileges", he said.
"My son was totally exonerated by Mueller, who frankly does not like Donald Trump, me, this Donald Trump", the president said, pointing at himself.
The suggestion that Burr is failing to properly lead the committee is the first real sign of any dissention among its members, who have worked together quietly since the panel's Russian Federation investigation began in early 2017.
Cornyn, a member of the intelligence panel, said he was going to talk to Burr and other committee members about "what we need to do to wrap up" the probe.
Even the senators defending Burr left outs in their statements and commentary, in case they feel the need to cut bait down the road, but most Republicans party-wide threw Burr to the wolves and stood with Trump and Trump, Jr., against the continuation of the Senate's part in the Russian Federation hoax. The Mueller report said he could not establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, but he did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.
The subpoena calls on Trump Jr.to testify on his contacts with Russian Federation.
While it remains to be seen what is coming next, it appears the swift and fierce pushback on this rogue subpoena-and the backlash against Republicans in the Senate GOP conference over it-has rendered the subpoena null, politically speaking, for now.More news: Celtics' Smart cleared for full-contact practice, hopes to play Game 4
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But Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican member of the panel, said he thinks the criticism of Burr is "a fundamental misunderstanding of what the Senate intelligence committee is about", which is congressional oversight and not prosecution.
The sources said the senators want to question Trump Jr. about testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 which was subsequently contradicted by Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer who started his prison sentence this week in part for lying to Congress.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd stressed that Trump had moved to keep "the entirety of the subpoenaed materials" from the eyes of Congress.
The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Virginia Sen.
The White House did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.
Warner noted at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that Mueller's report mentioned a team of agents who worked on counterintelligence alongside prosecutors, and said the Intelligence panel needs to see what they turned up.
Warner made the comments at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.