Trump ‘Surprised’ By Senate Subpoena For Son, Says Donald Jr. ‘Exonerated’ By Mueller Report (VIDEO)
President Trump on Thursday said he was “very surprised” to find out that his son, Donald Trump Jr., has been subpoenaed by the GOP-run Senate Intelligence Committee.
“My son testified for hours and hours,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “My son was totally exonerated by [special counsel Robert] Muller, who, frankly, does not like Donald Trump — me, this Donald Trump.”
“Frankly for my son, after being exonerated, to now get a subpoena to go again and speak again after close to 20 hours of telling everybody that would listen about a nothing meeting, yeah I’m surprised,” Trump said.
Trump added that his son is a “very good person,” but did not answer when asked if he would fight the subpoena.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena for Trump Jr. was reported Wednesday. “The Associated Press and other news outlets reported the panel is calling in Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference,” the AP reported.
Trump Jr. testified in private sessions before the House and Senate Intelligence panels in December 2017, and Trump said that should be enough.
“The last thing he needs is Washington D.C. — he would rather not ever be involved,” Trump said.