President Donald Trump shouldn’t be concerned that the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed his son, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Friday.
“I know the president’s upset about that, but I think he ought not to worry about it. The chairman of the Intelligence Committee has already said the committee, when it reports, will find no collusion,” McConnell said in an interview on Kentucky radio station WHAS.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., decided to subpoena Donald Trump Jr., prompting criticism from Republicans.
“There’s no need for another subpoena for [Trump Jr.] It’s time to move on & focus on issues Americans care about,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted on Thursday.
“This Intelligence Committee in the Senate, unlike the Intel Committee in the House, has not descended into partisan bickering. It’s been a largely bipartisan effort. Chairman Burr has indicated that they’ll be reporting very soon,” McConnell told WHAS, adding, “we ought to just take a deep breath and understand that this episode is coming to an end.”
Trump told reporters on Thursday that he was “very surprised” by the subpoena.
“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,” he said.