The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to hear for a second time testimony from the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Wednesday. Republican Richard Burr, issued a subpoena for Trump Jr.'s testimony following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.Trump Jr. walked past cameras, escorted by Capitol police shortly after 9:10 am before his appearance. Walking down a Senate hallway, Trump Jr. smiled and said: "nothing to correct" in response to questions from reporters on why he was appearing before the committee on Wednesday and was he there to correct his previous testimony. Mr. Trump's son testified before the committee once before in 2017. Trump Jr. had reached an agreement to testify before the committee following the subpoena. His appearance on Wednesday will take place behind closed-doors. Mr. Trump told reporters last month he was "surprised" to learn his son had been subpoenaed. "My son's a very … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. appears before Senate Intelligence Committee
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Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press Published 6:28 PM EDT May 8, 2019 Washington – The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony. That’s according to a person familiar with the subpoena who discussed it on condition of anonymity. The committee has renewed interest in talking to President Donald Trump’s eldest son after Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified earlier this year. Cohen told a House committee in February that he had briefed Trump Jr. approximately 10 times about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 he was only “peripherally aware” of the proposal. The Senate intelligence committee has been investigating Russian election interference and Trump’s ties to Russia for the last two years. The subpoena is a sign that the panel is still conducting its investigation even after the release … [Read more...] about Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.
Congress Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday that his committee's Russia investigation has yet to find evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Kremlin but will soon release a report on the Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the last presidential election. In an interview with CBS published Thursday, Burr (R-N.C.) gave glimpses into the dynamics and scope of his committee's probe, which was launched shortly before Trump's 2017 inauguration and has now stretched into its third year. Burr told CBS that the committee staff has interviewed more than 200 witnesses from multiple countries and reviewed over 300,000 pages.Story Continued Below "Based on the evidence to date," Burr said, the committee could not definitively say there was collusion between Trump and the Russians. "If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion … [Read more...] about Senate Intelligence chairman: No evidence of Trump-Russia collusion
The investigation into Russian intelligence activities by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence turned two years old, without fanfare, last month. For almost as long, the inquiry, led by Republican Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, has been held up as the last bastion of bipartisanship in Washington. After a parallel investigation divided the House Intelligence Committee last year, the Senate's probe has been under intense pressure to offer a single set of findings. Burr, who is known in Senate hallways for his preference to go sockless and the two-fingered hook that often bears his jacket, has spoken little about the probe he leads. But he thinks deeply about how its conclusions should be presented. And he acknowledges now that the investigation is broader, and perhaps more consequential, than it has long been thought to be. "I'm not going to tell you that what we set out to do — which was to understand what … [Read more...] about Richard Burr on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, 2 years on
Mary Clare Jalonick and Jim Mustian, Associated Press Updated 5:53 pm CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, steps out of a cab during his arrival on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen is shaking up his defense team ahead of his highly anticipated congressional testimony next month. His legal team announced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that two attorneys from Chicago will represent Cohen as he continues to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. less FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, steps out of a cab during his arrival on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen is shaking up his defense team ... more Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Cohen agrees to talk to House intelligence committee Feb. 8