Warren: 'No one is above the law, not even' Trump's son

Warren: 'No one is above the law, not even' Trump's son

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Warren offers to help Twitter user with her love life MORE (D-Mass.) said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpUkraine's top prosecutor says no evidence of wrongdoing by Bidens New financial disclosure forms provide glimpses of Trump's wealth Trump's Doral resort revenue has dropped since presidential campaign: report MORE, must be held accountable regarding a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena for his testimony. 

"No one is above the law," Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told reporters during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. "Not even the son of the president of the United States."

Warren's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from the senator.


The comments appeared to reference the subpoena the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee issued Trump Jr. last week. Reuters reported that senators on the panel are hoping to question Trump Jr. about testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 as part of its own probe into Russia's election interference. 

That particular testimony came under scrutiny after Trump's former lawyer, Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels reaches settlement with Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer  Trump associate gave US government Osama bin Laden's phone number, judge says The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again MORE, testified before Congress in February that Trump Jr. was actively involved in talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

According to a transcript released by the Judiciary committee, Trump Jr. said he was “peripherally aware” of plans to expand his father’s businesses into Russia. 

The move to subpoena Trump Jr. was met with criticism from Trump and multiple GOP lawmakers, with some pointing to the testimony Trump Jr. has already given. 

Trump Jr. also privately testified before the House and Senate Intelligence panels in December 2017. Neither committee has released a transcript of his closed-door appearances.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump, Europe increasingly at odds on Iran Trump: Anonymous news sources are 'bulls---' Trump: 'Good chance' Dems give immigration 'win' after Pelosi called White House plan 'dead on arrival' MORE (R-S.C.) said Monday that Trump Jr. should comply with subpoena but refuse to answer the panel's questions. 

“You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Graham told reporters, referring to the amendment that protects citizens from self-incrimination, according to The Washington Post

The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by GOP Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon Key Republican 'convinced' Iran threats are credible Congressional leaders receive classified Iran briefing MORE (N.C.), has been conducting an investigation into Russian interference for more than two years. Burr reportedly told colleagues at a GOP caucus luncheon last week that Trump Jr. had agreed to be interviewed again before backing out. 

Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said last week that the panel has been clear that it reserves the “right to bring witnesses back if we have additional questions or there’s inconsistencies.” He did not comment on why the subpoena was issued.