Trump Jr. Subpoena: So This Is The GOP Senator Who Is Keeping This Russian Collusion Myth Alive

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Posted: May 14, 2019 6:23 PM
Trump Jr. Subpoena: So This Is The GOP Senator Who Is Keeping This Russian Collusion Myth Alive

Source: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), what the hell is going on? No, seriously, why did you subpoena Donald Trump Jr. over this Russian collusion nonsense? Special Counsel Robert Mueller has debunked this story. The report was definitive. There was no Trump-Russia collusion. There was zero evidence to back up any of the claims the liberal media has peddled for two years. A lot of us knew this from the get-go. When no evidence was unearthed to back up the Russian collusion myth, which was a massive red flag that the Left ignored, that was the sign. Liberals hoped for a smoking gun and got a nothing burger. Trump won. And even the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Burr chairs, noted that there was zero evidence to back up Russia-Trump collusion. Yet, Burr wishes to keep the conspiracy theory wingnuts of the Left thirsty for more when he issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) channeled his inner 2.0-self and advised Trump Jr. to ignore it. We’ve already won. But now it’s being reported that a deal has been hashed out for the president’s son to answer two-to-four hours worth of questions. It won’t be an open-ended session and it’s most likely going to be behind closed doors. A June date has been set (via 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.

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The compromise was an appearance by Mr. Trump in the middle of June, with questions limited to about a half-dozen topics, with the time no longer than two to four hours, according to a person briefed. Another person, who would not be identified, contested that the scope was of the topics had been limited.

The Times added that most if not all of the questions would be centered on the Trump Tower project in Moscow. A part of me is mad that this circus will continue, but we’ll have another few weeks of Trump Derangement Syndrome. This whole farce has made total clowns of the political left. As Glenn Greenwald noted, this whole narrative has broken the minds of a lot of people, and Greenwald has been, along with former Young Turks reporter Michael Tracey, torching liberal media colleagues for peddling this trash lie for the past couple of years. So, Trump Jr. will be back on the Hill, but remember—we’ve already won, folks. There was no collusion. Myth busted.