Courtesy of Yahoo News:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says Donald Trump Jr. should ignore the subpoena issued to him by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“If I were Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer, I would tell him, ‘You don’t need to go back into this environment anymore,’” Graham said in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. “‘You’ve been there for hours and hours and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation.’ I would call it a day.”
Remember that Lindsey Graham is not only a Senator he is a lawyer and knows full well the importance of respecting subpoenas and what will likely happen if Junior ignores this one.
Just take one minute to imagine how Graham would have responded if Hillary Clinton had refused to testify about her emails.
Or better yet, imagine if she had been subpoenaed and still refused.
Lindsey Graham would have lost his mind and been on Fox News every day demanding that Hillary respect the rules of the Senate and the Constitution that provide its authority.
Update: Well it appears that even Junior realized that this was dumb advice and he has agreed to a “limited” interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Courtesy of NYT:
Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the president’s eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks that will be limited in time, an accord that should cool a heated intraparty standoff.
The deal came after an aggressive push by the younger Trump’s allies, who accused the Intelligence Committee’s chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, of caving to Democrats by issuing a subpoena for the president’s son’s testimony. They called the effort a political hit job against the White House, using the president’s son as fodder.
Mr. Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that the president’s son had twice agreed to voluntary interviews but had not shown up, forcing the subpoena.
Fuck this limited shit.
Once they get Junior sworn in I imagine the Democrats will grill him like a half rack of ribs.