US Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena against Donald Trump Jr., the first one for a member of president’s family, yet he does not seem to be willing to comply and is even going to cite his Fifth Amendment right, reported some congressional sources Thursday.
Even though Trump Jr. had already testified before the panel and answered questions from staff, now Senators want to question him about his contact with Russia themselves, as Michael Cohen, former Trump’s lawyer, contradicted the previous testimony by Trump Jr. Donald Trump tried to defend his son; at an even in the White House he said,
“I was very surprised. My son’s a very good person. Works very hard.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling into the 2016 elections says that Trump Jr. did violate campaign finance law when he attended a meeting at Trump Tower in New York, and there was a “reasonable argument” proving it, but the investigation “has not developed evidence that the participants in the meeting were familiar with the foreign-contribution ban.”
Trump Jr.’s lawyers and the White House did not respond to several requests to comment.
Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website