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 WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.) said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' 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 CohenI'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations Hope Hicks defends accuracy of her congressional testimony 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 GrahamPelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid Graham warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid 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 BurrHoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick 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.