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Top Senate Democrat Wants Donald Jr To Testify In Public

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Top Senate Democrat Wants Donald Jr To Testify In Public

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Not only does Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) want President Donald Trump’s son Don Jr. to testify, he wants the testimony to be public.

During a discussion about who needed to be interviewed, Warner checked off two big names.

“I mean, Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s lawyer, we want to bring him back. We want to bring Donald Trump Jr. in. He’s not testified yet,” Warner said.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked if Trump’s testimony should be public.

“Folks ought to hear his side of the story,” Warner responded.

This could be the precursor to a showdown with the president, who’s previously referred to investigation of his family members’ finances outside of their relationships to Russia as a “red line.”

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Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

 

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  1. FireBaron November 14, 2017

    Should this great grandson of a pimp and a draft dodger take the stand, here is exactly what he will say to each question – “Sorry, Senator. I have been advised by my counsel to not answer that question.” Even if he is asked does he believe the Sun rises in the East, he would probably respond the same. Too bad “contempt of congress” does not allow them to throw the little snot in a cell until he decides to talk.

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    1. apzzyk November 14, 2017

      I think that if he is offered immunity and does not take it that the rules change. So he will be given a couple of days to make up his mind, and will probably seek political asylum in Russia.

      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 14, 2017

        Yes, I see asylum-seeking in one or more of these crooks’ future.

    2. TZToronto November 14, 2017

      I believe that if he pleads the 5th about anything that he must plead the 5th on everything. In other words, you can’t cherry pick the questions you’ll answer. Answer one, and you must answer all. Of course, pleading the 5th makes him look like the little wannabe traitor that he is. Yes, make his testimony public. If the Republicans think that Junior has nothing to hide, then public testimony shouldn’t be that difficult to agree to. Of course, the Republicans will try to have the testimony given behind closed doors so Daddy won’t be embarrassed by Junior’s hemming, hawing, and terrible memory.

  2. Richard Prescott November 14, 2017

    A three ring circus of “I claim the 5th” with “Where’s the 5th?”.

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  3. apzzyk November 14, 2017

    Jr. seems to be the weak link in the Trump Gang. He was the graduation commencment speaker at the U. in Dubai, and got a $60K travel allowance and an unknown payoff for his speakers fee, while the Taxpayers had to pick up the Security Detail bill including their staying at a Trump owned property while he played golf for 2 days. Indirect pay to play scheme. He is low enough on the pecking order to be given immunity forced to testify) without hurting the prosecutions of the higher ups by Mueller. I am still waiting for Trump’s deposition under oath to give his version of the Comey firing – after that he only gave at least 3 different versions of why, and is the only one that I have ever heard of who has been able to contract himself in only 140 characters.

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