Senate Dem Just Dropped The Hammer On Don Jr: ‘Prison Is The Only Answer’
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told reporters on Thursday that he is willing to send Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., to prison if he chooses to dismiss his subpoena.
Blumenthal noted on Thursday that the younger Trump lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 when asked about the Trump Tower meeting.
“I’ve said repeatedly that his answers to the questions and I watched him, were smart-alecky, untruthful, and misleading,” Fox News reporters cited him saying. “So I want to hear about what the truth is.”
Blumenthal on Intel Cmte subpoena for Donald Trump Jr: He apparently lied to the Judiciary Committee. I've said repeatedly that his answers to the questions and I watched him, were smart alecky. Untruthful, and misleading. So I want to hear about what the truth is
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 9, 2019
According to CNN, sources said that Trump Jr. has been considering using his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination or avoid appearing before the committee at all.
NEW: The Senate Intel Committee is at a standoff with Donald Trump Jr. after the committee subpoenaed him to testify again, and he's considering options that include invoking his Fifth Amendment rights or not appearing, w/ @KaraScannell @mkraju https://t.co/KpZ7whtjq0
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) May 8, 2019
“If he fails to comply with a lawful subpoena, he has no privilege, prison is the only answer,” Blumenthal said responding to the reports.
Richard Blumenthal on what should be done if Donald Trump Jr. does not comply with the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena: "If he fails to comply with a lawful subpoena, he has no privilege, prison is the only answer." @MSNBC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 9, 2019