Top Dem: 'Unbelievable' Kushner and Trump Jr. didn't tell Trump about meeting

Top Dem: 'Unbelievable' Kushner and Trump Jr. didn't tell Trump about meeting
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Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Mueller indictment reveals sophisticated Russian manipulation effort GOP cautious, Dems strident in reaction to new indictments MORE (D-Va.) said Sunday that it’s “a little unbelievable,” that neither Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. praises 'spirit' of poverty-stricken Indians: 'Still a smile on a face' State Dept. says it did not coordinate with Trump Jr. on India speech The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE nor Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKushner resisting giving up top access amid scrutiny over security clearances: report Kelly says he has 'full confidence' in Kushner on foreign policy White House: Security clearance review won't affect Kushner MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE about their meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.

“It’s a little unbelievable that neither the son nor the son-in-law ever shared that information with their dad, the candidate,” Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The president has denied knowing about his son and son-in-law's meeting with the Russian lawyer, which was also attended by his then-campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortOvernight Cybersecurity: Lawyer charged in Mueller probe pleads guilty to lying | Sessions launches cyber task force | White House tallies economic impact of cyber crime Lawyer charged in Mueller probe pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE, while the president’s lawyer has maintained that Trump was not engaged in the meeting.

Warner, whose committee is leading the Senate’s probe into Russia’s election meddling, said the credibility level of White House officials is “suspect.”

“The level of credibility from the senior levels of this administration really is suspect, and I think suspect regardless of what political party you belong to,” Warner said. 

The Virginia Democrat also said he would like to hear from all of the individuals who reportedly took part in the meeting last year. 

“I would like to hear from all of these individuals,” Warner said. “Whether we’ll be able to get the Russian nationals to come over to testify is an open question.”

During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Warner emphasized the significance of the Trump Jr. meeting as it pertains to "all that's happened."

“And so all of these denials from the president himself, to Donald Trump Jr., to Paul Manafort, all these denials were clearly false because they knew about this effort and they failed to reveal it," Warner said.

“So far all the Trump officials have conveniently forgot about any meetings with Russians until they see evidence of it,” Warner added.

--This report was updated at 10:53 a.m.