Other prominent Republicans, such as Kentucky senator Rand Paul, have chastised Burr from breaking ranks by continuing to pursue his investigation into Trump campaign activities after the conclusion of Mueller's probe.
The agreement for a limited appearance in June ended a standoff between the president's son and the Republican-led committee. Now, after allies of Trump, Jr., and Republicans party-wide rejected Burr's original subpoena, with a fierce public backlash, Burr has cut a deal to limit the time and scope of the subpoena-which allies of Trump, Jr., say was always his intention. The deal comes less than a week after the committee's initial subpoena inflamed tensions between the GOP-led panel and the White House.
Under the terms of the deal between the president's son and lawmakers, Trump Jr will talk to the committee in mid-June for up to four hours, according to two people familiar with the agreement.More news: USA attorney general launches fresh review of origins of Russian Federation probe
But "Michael Cohen is a worthless witness", Graham argued. "They're requesting him back based upon something that Cohen has said, when he is in jail for lying to Congress", Mr. McCarthy said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Trump won. And even the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Burr chairs, noted that there was zero evidence to back up Russia-Trump collusion. "[Trump Jr.] said he didn't know anything about it to the committees and he was the one who said the family has an extensive Russian play in their portfolio", Wyden said.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, although not on Intelligence, emphasized the need to enforce congressional subpoenas because "the law is the law, and to ignore a subpoena, there has to be consequences, or we're not a nation of laws".
"Don continues to cooperate by producing documents and is willing to answer written questions, but no lawyer would ever agree to allow their client to participate in what is an obvious PR stunt from a so-called "Republican" senator too cowardly to stand up to his boss Mark Warner and the rest of the resistance Democrats on the committee".More news: Felicity Huffman Formally Pleads Guilty To College Entrance Exam Fraud
But other Intelligence Democrats were tired of stepping into the contempt arena, instead sidestepping the topic to defer to the chairman, Burr, and vice chairman, Democrat Mark Warner.
"I don't think it's wise for anyone to not comply with a subpoena", he told Newsweek.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has defended Burr, telling his colleagues during the private GOP luncheon last week that he trusted the intelligence committee chairman. On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that "none of us tell Chairman Burr how to run his committee". "I asked him to undertake this investigation on Russian collusion a couple of years ago".