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 WarnerTikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings, inflaming tensions Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat MORE (D-Va.) said Sunday that it’s “a little unbelievable,” that neither Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing MORE nor Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKushner pens NY Times piece defending Trump order combating anti-Semitism Trump signs executive order combating anti-Semitism on campuses The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 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 ManafortDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Former FBI general counsel wants apology from Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today 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.