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Trump says Senate subpoena of Donald Jr. left him 'very surprised'

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President Trump on Thursday said he was “very surprised” — and appeared displeased — that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to answer more questions about his contacts with Russia.

“I was very surprised,” Trump told reporters during an event that was supposed to focus on medical billing reform at the White House.

People close to Trump Jr. say he is resisting the subpoena and may invoke his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions, according to the New York Times.

The president questioned why the committee’s co-chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., would pursue the matter after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election concluded that there was not enough evidence to charge Trump or members of his campaign with conspiracy.

“I saw Richard Burr saying there was no collusion two or three weeks ago,” Trump said.

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9th May 2019

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