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 WarnerLeaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight Mobile providers at center of privacy storm Senators restart shutdown talks — and quickly hit roadblocks MORE (D-Va.) said Sunday that it’s “a little unbelievable,” that neither Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpCNN's Gergen: Trump discouraging next generation from civil service The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump AG pick Barr grilled at hearing | Judge rules against census citizenship question | McConnell blocks second House bill to reopen government Trump shares article blasting federal workers, calling for long shutdown MORE nor Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMore than Mueller: Senators must ask Barr about criminal justice policy Christie says Trump is surrounded by 'revolving door' of 'grifters' and 'felons' 'Vice' director shrugs off report that Ivanka and Jared walked out of screening MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles 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 ManafortGiuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Mnuchin meets with Senate GOP to shore up ranks on Russia sanctions vote Mueller files status report highlighting cooperation by key witness 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.