Not gonna lie. I did not see this coming.
According to the sourcelink, the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Trump Jr. so he can answer questions about testimony he gave back in 2017.
It’s worth noting that the Intelligence Committee is led by Republican Richard Burr.
This is kiiiiiiiind of a big deal. Trump Jr. is the first of the Trump kids to be subpoenaed. This whole RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA thing is clearly not a closed case, as Mitch McConnell suggested earlier this week.
A spokesperson for the committee wasn’t very forthcoming with details when contacted by Axios, saying simply, “We do not discuss the details of witness engagements with the Committee. Throughout the investigation, the Committee has reserved the right to recall witnesses for additional testimony as needed, as every witness and witness counsel has been made aware.”
Meanwhile, Axios is also reporting that a “source close to Trump Jr.” claimed to be unsure “why we’re fighting with Republicans.”
A subpoena is, of course, an indication that a request was made to Trump Jr. to come and testify again, and he likely said no. The testimony he gave to the committee back in 2017 was about the Trump Tower Moscow project, which he claimed to only be “peripherally aware of.”
Anyway, details are limited right now, but that’s the gist.
We’ll keep ya posted.