#LindseyGrahamResign Goes Viral After Senator Advises Don Jr. to Refuse Congressional Subpoena

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2019

The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. after he backed out of two scheduled interviews as part of the panel's Russian Federation investigation, the chairman of the committee told his Republican colleagues last week as he tried to stem criticism from the move.

Burr told colleagues that Trump Jr. had twice voluntarily agreed to interviews and later backed out.

Graham also appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to declare Congress's attempts to continue probing questions about Trump's 2016 campaign, its communications with Russian Federation, and potential obstruction of justice by the president "worthless", and said Trump, Jr. should not respond to the subpoena.

Trump Jr. has already provided exhaustive testimony to Congress - he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee for over five hours in September 2017, to the Senate Intelligence Committee for nine hours in December 2017, and to the House Intelligence Committee for more than eight hours in December 2017. The deal comes less than a week after the committee's initial subpoena inflamed tensions between the GOP-led panel and the White House. They requested anonymity to discuss the private senators' meeting.

"It's really a tough situation because my son spent, I guess, over 20 hours testifying about something that Mueller said was 100 percent ok", he told reporters.

In the wake of Robert Mueller's report, Democrats and a subset of Republicans have argued that the meeting, in which Trump Jr. and other campaign officials met with a Kremlin-linked attorney, warrants further investigation.

"I never heard of a senator saying disobey a valid lawful subpoena issued by the chairman of another Senate committee", Napolitano said.

He then said that Trump Jr. would be putting himself in serious legal jeopardy if he took Graham's advice. I have no idea why.

Trump, Jr., is also, sources familiar with his thinking say, very pleased with the many Republicans party-wide who stood up for him during this process, and intends to help them in future political battles to come.

"If I were Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer, I would tell him, you don't need to go back into this environment anymore", Graham told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.

A committee spokesperson declined to comment.

"He's indicated publicly he believes they will find no collusion, and we are hoping that we will get a report on that subject sometime soon", McConnell said about Burr. On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that "none of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee". While GOP senators shouldn't be happy to see anyone defy a congressional subpoena, they're nearly certainly loathe to cast a vote in condemnation of Trump Jr.

Allies of President Trump have expressed irritation with Sen.

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