The surprise subpoena was issued by a Republican-led committee, opening a new source of strain between the Congress and a White House battling the legislature's pressure on multiple points. And he complained that Trump, with help from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, seems to just want to move on. "The son of the president doesn't have any of those privileges", he said.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is fully prepared to jail President Donald Trump's son Don Jr.
It was the first known legal summons issued by Congress to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation.
The House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees are also investigating the President's finances and have delivered subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, Capitol One and other major banks.
When asked if Trump Jr. told his father about the meeting, he told senators, "I did not".
The suggestion that Burr, a third-term senator not running for reelection, is failing to properly lead the committee escalates Republican complaints from the White House down who insist that Mueller's report closed the book on any question of whether Trump conspired with the Russians to meddle in the 2016 campaign or obstructed justice.
Warner criticized Trump for not taking the Russia threat seriously, or even warning Russian President Vladimir Putin not to meddle in the 2020 election in their most recent phone call.
Top Republican McConnell: 'Case closed' on Trump-Russia probe
Two frequent Trump critics have said they want to hear from Mueller. "I think we ought to put it to rest", he said. But the danger for Democrats: Independents aren't with them on impeachment of Trump .
"We've been at this for about two years", he said.
When Trump Jr. testified before the panel in 2017, it was agreed that he would only have to appear once, as long as he stayed as long as necessary, which he did, a source told The Epoch Times. Burr and the top Democrat on the committee, Virginia Sen.
The special counsel's report on Russian Federation and the 2016 election notes some contradictions in what Trump Jr. told the Senate committee and what some witnesses told special counsel investigators.
"Neither the White House nor Attorney General Barr will comply with Chairman Nadler's unlawful and reckless demands", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Well, I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will be consistent with the Mueller investigation.
Should he refuse to appear and comply the Senate Intelligence Committee could vote to place him in contempt. Trump on Wednesday invoked the principle of executive privilege over that material, claiming the right to block lawmakers from receiving it.
Warner made the comments at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.