Blumenthal: If Don Jr. Refuses Subpoena, Lock Him UP

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the intelligence panel, said the intense criticism of Burr was in part a misunderstanding of the focus of the committee's investigation, which Rubio said is being inaccurately conflated with the special counsel probe.

It's unclear if Trump Jr. will comply with the subpoena from the committee, which is chaired by Republican Sen.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is fully prepared to jail President Donald Trump's son Don Jr.

"This is revisionist history", Lemon said. Endless investigations - by either party - won't change the fact that there was NO collusion.

Axios, a favorite site for leakers to drop interesting nuggets, reports it's the first congressional subpoena - that we know about - of one of President Trump's children.

It's the first known subpoena for a member of Trump's immediate family. "To recall a witness after the Mueller Report cleared all is unusual, and what makes it stranger is the need to subpoena him".

Burr himself said in February after a lengthy investigation that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation.

"Just trying to be sure everybody is asked all the questions they need to be asked before we do a final report", Blunt said, adding that he expects the committee to issue most of its report before July 4 and the final "most interesting" part before the end of August.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) was criticized by Republican colleagues and demeaned by the President on Thursday. 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.

Burr, a North Carolina Republican in his third term in the Senate, has largely been able to shield the Senate Intelligence Committee from partisan bickering.

Amit Mehta, an Indian-American judge, will fast-track a decision on US President Donald Trump's bid to quash a subpoena for financial records from his accounting firm, saying he will decide the full case after a hearing on May 14.

Cohen's claim contradicts Trump Jr.'s testimony before the committee that he was only "peripherally" aware of the Moscow project.

The panel's investigation, led by Burr, has been running for more than two years, and the committee has interviewed numerous same witnesses who spoke to special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Burr's committee had renewed interest in talking to Trump Jr. after Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified earlier this year.

McConnell said in his Tuesday speech that it was "case closed" on the Mueller probe, but his office noted that he didn't go so far as to say the intelligence panel's work was done. Warner made the comments at a breakfast Thursday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

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