“We’ve still got some preliminary job to sort out, and then we can make a good decision, ” Sen. Richard Burr stated. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Burr: Still weighing general public hearing with Donald Trump Jr.
Senate Cleverness Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) stated Tuesday that he’s still deciding whether to carry a open public hearing with Donald Trump Jr. within the panel’s probe into whether any associates of the president colluded with Russians in the 2016 election.
“We’ve still got some preliminary job to sort out, and then we can make a decision concerning whether we invite him set for an interview or for a open public hearing,” Burr told POLITICO.
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Hearing from President Donald Trump’s eldest child took about new importance Monday after Trump Jr. confirmed that he had traded online communications with Wikileaks in the run-up to the 2016 election.
After a written report on the exchanges in The Atlantic, Trump Jr. tweeted his correspondence with Wikileaks, which U.S. cleverness officials say acted on Moscow’s behalf by releasing hacked emails this past year, and accused “one of the congressional committees” of leaking the info.
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The intelligence committee’s Democratic vice chairman, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, suggested on Sunday that he’d prefer a general public hearing with Trump Jr. Considering that the president’s eldest child is not serving in government, Warner advised MSNBC, lawmakers should “provide folks a chance to hear his side of the story.”