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Trump Jr. slams Republican committee chairman: ‘Too weak to stand up to the Democrats’

Donald Trump Jr. slammed Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) Thursday for demanding that he testify on Capitol Hill.

“You have one Republican who’s too weak to stand up to the Democrats,” Trump Jr. told “Fox and Friends,” before clarifying he was talking about Burr.

“That was a pretty, actually, bipartisan committee when I initially went in there. But the second two of them began running for the presidency against my father, that all changed.”

{mosads}Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who are both 2020 Democratic candidates, serve on the committee.

“The Democrats want an opportunity to try to attack me,” Trump Jr. added.

President Trump’s eldest son agreed last week to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a second round of questions after receiving a subpoena from Burr.

Questions about the Trump Tower project in Moscow and the June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya are reportedly fair game.

Several of President Trump’s staunchest allies criticized Burr for subpoenaing Trump Jr., saying it was unnecessary after special counsel Robert Mueller failed to find evidence of collusion between the president’s 2016 campaign and Russia.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took the highly unusual step of urging the president’s son to ignore his colleague’s subpoena.

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