Self-impeach? Talk shifts toward Trump defiance of Congress

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” as some in the party insist. Trump said he was “very surprised” at the move.
The revolt by some against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after The Associated Press and other news outlets reported the panel is calling in Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference.
It’s the first known subpoena of a member of Trump’s immediate family and a new sign that the Senate panel is continuing with its own two-year long investigation, even after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s call from the Senate floor on Tuesday to move on from the probe.
Trump told reporters at the White House that he was surprised at the move, adding that “my son is a very good person” and that Trump Jr. had already testified for a “massive” amount of time.
Burr himself brushed past reporters at the Capitol, saying only, “I’m not taking any questions.”...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.