Graham: If I were Trump Jr.'s lawyer, 'I'd be reluctant to put him back in this circus'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report Graham: People should be fired over surveillance report findings GOP, Trump campaign rip CNN for coverage of Horowitz hearing MORE (R-S.C.) said he would be reluctant to submit Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpMelania Trump's 'Be Best' hashtag trends after president goes after Greta Thunberg Trump 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' MORE to further questioning from the Senate Intelligence Committee after the panel subpoenaed him in connection with its Russia investigation.

“I’m not his lawyer, so it’s up to him, but if I were his lawyer I’d be reluctant to put him back in this circus,” Graham, a staunch ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE, said on Capitol Hill Thursday.

The committee's subpoena was the first to a child of the president.

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Trump Jr. previously testified behind closed doors to both the House and Senate intelligence panels as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham now chairs, in 2017.

Trump Jr. has said that he was “peripherally aware” of his father’s business interests in Russia, though the president’s former attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenFormer Trump lawyer Michael Cohen asks judge to reduce sentence Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list Karen McDougal sues Fox News over alleged slander MORE testified earlier this year that Trump Jr. was more involved in working to establish a Trump Tower in Moscow than his testimony indicated.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been conducting its own investigation in parallel with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts MORE into Russian election interference in 2016.

Trump Jr. did not speak to the special counsel, who did not find sufficient evidence to prove that any Trump campaign associates conspired with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 race.

A handful of Republicans have already slammed Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrGOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties North Carolina congressman says he won't seek reelection after redistricting Senate passes bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges MORE's (R-N.C.) decision to subpoena Trump Jr., saying Washington should move on from investigating Russian interference following the Mueller probe’s conclusion.

“The Mueller Report cleared @DonaldJTrumpJr and he’s already spent 27 hours testifying before Congress,” Sen Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report Democrats spend big to put Senate in play Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' MORE (R-N.C.), who is up for reelection in 2020, tweeted Thursday. “Dems have made it clear this is all about politics. It’s time to move on & start focusing on issues that matter to Americans.”

"Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed...," Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPentagon to take bigger role in vetting foreign students after Pensacola shooting Overnight Defense: House passes compromise defense bill | Turkey sanctions advance in Senate over Trump objections | Top general says military won't be 'raping, burning and pillaging' after Trump pardons Rand Paul: 'We need to re-examine' US-Saudi relationship after Florida shooting MORE (R-Ky.) tweeted, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial McConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump McConnell says he'll be in 'total coordination' with White House on impeachment trial strategy MORE's speech this week declaring the "case closed" on Mueller's probe.

Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to prove that any Trump campaign associates conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016 race. Trump Jr. did not speak to the special counsel, but was mentioned in the report.

Updated at 1:02 p.m.