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 sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Facebook users in lawsuit say company failed to warn them of known risks before 2018 breach New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Va.) said Sunday that it’s “a little unbelievable,” that neither Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE nor Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' 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.”

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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 ManafortTrial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed Top Mueller probe prosecutor to join Georgetown Law as lecturer DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews 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.