Burr Resolute On Don Jr Subpoena Despite Day Of Attacks From GOP Colleagues

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Burr says the committee has interviewed more than 100 witnesses as part of its investigation and that more work still needs to be done. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interfe... In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) was criticized by Republican colleagues and demeaned by the President on Thursday.

But he remains committed to bringing the President’s son in for further questioning before the committee, Politico reported. 

Burr reportedly has no intention of withdrawing the subpoena, which requests that Donald Trump Jr. appear before the Intelligence Committee to testify over statements he previously made to the committee,  Republican senators told Politico. Democrats on the committee have been calling for Trump Jr. to appear to discuss how his past statements line up with the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Burr declined to speak with reporters on Thursday as his Republican colleagues piled on him for not heeding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calls to let the Russia probe go.

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