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 WarrenAbigail Disney: 'We're creating a super-class' of rich people Is Big Tech biased? The Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations MORE (D-Mass.) said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats seek to ban federal spending at Trump businesses Republicans, Trump Jr. signal support for embattled West Virginia governor The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back 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.

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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 CohenHouse Intelligence Committee to subpoena Trump associate Felix Sater Hicks repeatedly blocked by White House from answering Judiciary questions The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle 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 puts the cart before the horse in Palestine Negotiators face major obstacles to meeting July border deadline Hillicon Valley: Senate bill would force companies to disclose value of user data | Waters to hold hearing on Facebook cryptocurrency | GOP divided on election security bills | US tracking Russian, Iranian social media campaigns 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 BurrHillicon Valley: Senate bill would force companies to disclose value of user data | Waters to hold hearing on Facebook cryptocurrency | GOP divided on election security bills | US tracking Russian, Iranian social media campaigns GOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers 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.