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 WarnerGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Hillicon Valley: Facebook removes Trump post | TikTok gets competitor | Lawmakers raise grid safety concerns Senate Intel panel approves final Russia report, moves toward public release MORE (D-Va.) said Sunday that it’s “a little unbelievable,” that neither Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTwitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation South Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE nor Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Deutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner Watchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation 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 ManafortTrump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads 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.