President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. said Sunday that “weaker” Senate Republicans should go on record about whether they are only willing to hear from witnesses requested by Democrats in President Trump’s impeachment trial.
“The, let’s call it weaker Republicans … make a vote on it, if some of those guys don’t want to hear from the witnesses we’d want to hear from but will hear from the others, I want to know about it, because they don’t deserve to be in office,” Trump Jr. said Sunday on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Hearing from everyone is totally fair. That’s not what we’ve heard so far while the Democrats have controlled the process,” he added.
Numerous Senate Republicans have said that if witnesses are called in the trial, the witness list should include both those requested by Democrats, who include Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRepublican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services WashPost fact-checker gives Pompeo four 'Pinocchios' for 'zombie' claim about Obama Iran deal Poll: Biden, Trump statistically tied in favorability MORE and former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right Ex-Trump adviser Bolton defends Milley: 'His patriotism is unquestioned' MORE, and those requested by Republicans, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE and his son Hunter Biden.
Trump Jr. also responded to recent communications involving Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThree Democrats call for investigation into Sidney Powell to move 'swiftly' Fox News bans Rudy Giuliani from appearing: report Alabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: 'It's not possible' MORE who was indicted last year on campaign finance charges, in which Trump Jr.’s name is mentioned.
“I met him at some fundraising events…. I didn’t even realize he was Ukrainian, I thought he was Israeli,” the younger Trump said. “That’s the problem with how this world works, you take a couple pictures with someone, if someone’s a donor, they get in line, they stood at a dinner with 50 people.”
“I guarantee my father couldn’t pick this guy out of a lineup, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken pictures with him,” Trump Jr. added.