Dem lawmaker: Trump Jr. lied to Congress on two occasions

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierAir Force documents acknowledged 'persistent' racial bias in justice system HHS watchdog says actions should be free from political interference Five factors influencing when the House returns MORE (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN Friday she believes Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. hits Howard Stern for going 'establishment,' 'acting like Hillary' Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders Trump jokes he'll 'look into' pardon for 'Tiger King' after asked by reporter at virus briefing MORE lied to the committee on at least two occasions, which would constitute a felony.

“I don’t really want to go into it at this point, but I think there’s at least two occasions where he lied to the committee,” she said when asked what the lies were regarding.

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“In part, it is somewhat related to documents that we never were able to subpoena because the Republicans were really the puppets of the president in terms of trying to protect him and not being the independent investigative authority that we should have been looking at the issue,” Speier added.

Trump could face up to five years in prison if he lied in his testimony to the committee.

Speier said she would definitely want Trump and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump poses for controversial photo op at DC church amid protests Tucker Carlson tees off on Trump, Kushner: 'People will not forgive weakness' Trump's strategy to stay in office MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer employees critique EPA under Trump in new report Fired State Department watchdog says Pompeo aide attempted to 'bully' him over investigations Virginia senator calls for Barr to resign over order to clear protests MORE's senior adviser and son-in-law, to reappear before the committee. 

“I think they will be subpoenaed if they don’t come voluntarily and we will certainly subpoena their records,” she said. 

The comments come after it was revealed Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney and fixer, lied to the House Intelligence Committee about his contacts with Russians surrounding the Trump Tower Moscow project.

"When you swear under oath, my expectation is that you're going to tell the truth. That's the one time and place that you're going to tell the truth. There have been a number of people that we have interviewed that have absolutely lied to us. And you cannot lie to Congress, that is a felony, and I think what needs to happen is they need to be prosecuted," Speier said.

Democrats will take control of the committee in January, giving incoming Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers MORE (D-Calif.) subpoena power and the ability to revive the committee’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016, which Republicans shut down earlier this year.