But in next breath, Don Jr slams House probe: "At Senate Intel I was impressed. You walk out after almost 10 hours of interviewing, you didn't know who was on whose side. Those guys actually seemed like they were trying to get to facts. House intel was looking for sound bite." pic.twitter.com/6k514RVNd3— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 13, 2018
Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpRittenhouse to speak at Turning Point USA event White House calls Jan. 6 text revelations 'disappointing' Court orders release of some redacted passages of Mueller report MORE defended the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election during a Fox News appearance Tuesday morning, but attacked the House Intelligence Committee's investigation.
Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump Jr. praised the work of the Senate committee, which he described as bipartisan and fair, compared to the House committee, which he said was only interested in "soundbites."
"At Senate Intel I was impressed," Trump Jr., President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE's eldest son, said. "You walk out of a room after, what was it, 10 hours of interviewing and you didn't know who was on who's side. Meaning, those guys actually seemed like they were trying to get to facts."
"When I look at House Intel, when I look at these other groups, it was literally looking for a soundbite," he added. "You go in voluntarily, you go in under the auspices of confidentiality, you come out at 7:30 at night again after a 10 hour day, you look at your Twitter feed and starting at noon its 'CNN is reporting that.'"
Trump Jr. went on to directly blame Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden to make voting rights play in Atlanta Democrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit Overnight Health Care — Insurance will soon cover COVID-19 tests MORE (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, for leaking information from his testimony to the press.
"The Adam Schiffs of the world, presumably him because he never met a camera he didn't love, good thing is he's not that good on TV, but he's out there telling these people this," Trump Jr. said. "The following weekend, they're giving misleading information, leaking actual information but selectively leaking out and crossing out dates to make it seem and to try and create and perpetuate this scandal."
Republicans in the House closed the Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian election interference on Monday, declaring that they had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Democrats were furious, countering that the committee's work was not done and accusing Republicans of sending a "green light" for Russia to interfere in future elections.
“The Republicans' decision to shut down the House Intelligence Committee Russia investigation sends a bright green light to Russia to continue its interference at America's ballot boxes,” Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellThere's no such thing as 'absolute immunity' for former presidents The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden strategizes with Senate Dems The Hill's 12:30 Report: 2021 ends with 40-year inflation high MORE (D-Calif.), a member of the committee, said.