On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended Republican colleague and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, Richard Burr, regarding his surprise subpoena of President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Junior.
“None of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee,” said McConnell. “I asked him to undertake this investigation with Russian collusion a couple of years ago.”
McConnell noted that Burr has previously “indicated, publicly, that he believes they will find no collusion.”
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The move drew fiery condemnation from Republicans, including President Trump and Don Junior, who, after signaling his intention to ignore the subpoena, agreed on Tuesday to testify at a later date.
Burr declined to comment on Tuesday, stating, “I don’t talk about engagement with witnesses. I don’t have any comment as it relates to the interview process period,” later adding, “We’re continuing to try and wrap up our investigation.”