Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday he did not know that President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Jr., had been subpoenaed by the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, and he thinks it was "bad form" that there was no heads-up that the action was being taken. Axios first reported the subpoena, which calls for the president's son to return and answer questions about previous Russia-related testimony.
"As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senators Collins and King can not discuss specific witness engagements". "Throughout the investigation, the Committee has reserved the right witnesses to make another statement again on demand to be included", - quotes "Axios" a spokesman for the secret service Committee.
It remains to be seen if Trump Jr challenges the reported subpoena, since, unlike the ones that have targeted the Trump Organization or officials in the past, this one is coming from the supposedly friendly GOP camp.
A source close to the president's eldest son said that when he testified in 2017, he made an agreement "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". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. Trump Jr testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017, responding to questions from lawmakers for over nine hours.
The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr.
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Trump Jr. has been a focus of several probes - including special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation - over his involvement in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign. What are the aspects of the house intelligence Committee Trump Jr. now more want to ask, is not yet known.
The 448-page Mueller report summed up the results of the special counsel's 22-month long investigation into allegations that Trump's team conspired with Moscow to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and that the United States president had obstructed justice. Rick Gates, Manafort's former deputy who was charged and pleaded guilty in the special counsel's investigation, told Mueller's team about the discussion.
Mulvaney, in an interview with CBS News, downplayed the significance of the subpoena for the younger Trump since he does not work in the White House.
Mueller declined to say one way or the other whether Trump should have been charged, citing long-standing Justice Department guidance that sitting presidents can not be indicted.